There are a few religious figures who reject the religious
legitimacy of suicide attacks. For instance, Mufti Alsheikh of Saudi
Arabia maintained that suicide attacks have no basis in Islamic law.
In Egypt, Sheikh Alzahar maintained that “if a person blows himself
up between people who are fighting him, he is a Shaheed, but if he
blows himself up between young children, women or the elderly that
take no part in the fighting, he is not a Shaheed.”
Nevertheless, most of the religious figures responding rejected the ruling of
Mufti Alsheikh of Saudi Arabia, and claimed that his ruling was
incorrect and was intended only to serve political ends.