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Martyr in Islam!

by | May 28, 2015

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A martyr in Islam is one who sacrifices his life for the sake of Allah for a good cause in a battle or operation.

Allah Almighty said in Quran:

“Think not of those slain in Allah’s way as dead. They live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord. They rejoice in the bounty provided by Allah. And about those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss); the (Martyrs) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve. They glory in the Grace and Bounty from Allah, and in the fact that Allah sufferer, not the reward of the faithful to be lost (in the least).

(Quran, 3:169-171).”

Another verse of the Quran

And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah; ‘They are dead.’ Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not.

(The Noble Quran, 2:154).”

Types of Martyr in Islam:

 In the Saheeh Sunnah, there are different kinds of martyrs in Islam. First, those who will achieve the status of martyr in the Hereafter; this is by the effortlessness and kindness of Allah. So, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

“The martyrs are five: the one who dies of the plague, the one who dies of a stomach disease, the one who drowns, the one who is crushed beneath a falling wall, and the martyr who is killed for the sake of Allaah.”

Degree of Martyr in Islam:

The status of the martyr in Islam is undoubtedly high, coming after the Prophets and Siddeeqs in status.

Allah Almighty said in Quran:

“then they will be in the company of those on whom Allaah has bestowed His Grace. of the Prophets, the Siddeeqoon (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As‑Siddeeq رضى الله عنه ), the martyrs, and the righteous.”

[al-Nisa’ 4:69] 

So, We can understand why a Muslim is happy to sacrifice their life because He gains great reward in Paradise and honor. Therefore, there are many Martyrs in Islam. But only Allah knows their true intentions. Allah willing, they are in Paradise.

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