DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti has condemned suicide bombings as grave crimes. "Killing oneself is a grave crime and a grave sin," Shaikh Abdulaziz Al Shaikh was quoted as saying by Al Hayat newspaper yesterday. "Those who kill themselves with explosives are criminals who are hastening their way to hell," he said. "Their (suicide bombers) hearts have veered away from the right path, their minds have been invaded by evil," Shaikh Abdulaziz said in what the daily described as a recent lecture in a Riyadh mosque. "They have been exploited in order to cause destruction to themselves and society."