Question 386: Will a person who commits suicide dwell forever in Hell-fire? There is a Hadeeth to the effect that someone who kills himself will abide in Hellfire forever. Will he ever get out of it? If he does get out, what does “forever” mean?
Answer: The person who commits a major sin, like one who commits suicide, is threatened with punishment. Nevertheless, this person will not dwell in Hellfire forever, as will the Kaafirs (disbelievers). The dwelling in Hellfire mentioned in the Hadeeth is temporal. It is through this interpretation that all concerned Sharee`ah-based proofs, which are seemingly conflicting, are reconciled... read more here.