Does a person who commits suicide remain in Hell forever?

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Does a person who commits suicide remain in Hell forever?
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According to the religion of Islam, to commit suicide, to drink alcohol, to abandon prayers, to commit suicide are among major sins. However, according to Ahl as-Sunnah, these deeds do not make a person an unbeliever. If a person utters kalima ash-shahada and accepts all of the decrees of Islam and then commits one or some of the major sins mentioned above, he becomes a sinner, not an unbeliever. Therefore, his janazah prayer is performed like other Muslims. (Halil GÜNENÇ, Günümüz Meselelerine Fetvalar, I/202)

A believer does not become an unbeliever when he commits suicide or another major sin; therefore, he will not remain in Hell forever. Allah will punish such Muslims and then send to Paradise or He will forgive them and send them to Paradise directly.

To commit suicide is among major sins. However, those who commit major sins do not become unbelievers; therefore, they will not remain in Hell forever.

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