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How many conditions of death in which we call a person shaheed or martyr?

There are at least five different kinds of martyrs according to Islam: Abu Hurairah narrated that: The Messenger of Allah said: "The martyrs are five: Those who die of the plague, stomach illness,...
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Can I die fighting for my country, even against Muslim attackers?

An important angle to consider is that in Islam, nationalism or tribalism is if not outright haram extremely disliked. "The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin ...
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Definition of Martyr in Islam

I asked same question to Mufti Munawwar Husain Sahab, Director of Tawheed Centre. His reply was as below: To be called as martyr it is mandatory to have Iman . So if a non-muslim dies saving the ...
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Why is a martyr called a Shaheed?

From Tafsir al-Qurtubi: قوله تعالى ويتخذ منكم شهداء أي يكرمكم بالشهادة ; أي ليقتل قوم فيكونوا شهداء على الناس بأعمالهم . وقيل : لهذا قيل شهيد : وقيل : سمي شهيدا لأنه مشهود له بالجنة وقيل : سمي شهيدا ...
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When someone blasphemes, can a person who witnesses it kill him and become a hero or martyr if he is executed for murder?

Before we consult ahadith, we will have to see what Quran says on this Topic. After all, a book that tells you how to clean yourself (method of wudu) can not neglect to tell you when you are allowed ...
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Why is the martyrdom of the daughter of the Prophet, Fatima al-Zahra, commemorated at three different times?

There can be diverse reasons for that, such as: Narrating of historical events was not like now (to be written…), and actually the narrating of the events was often verbally, consequently perhaps ...
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Who was the oldest martyr of Karbala?

Who is the name of the oldest martyr of Karbala (کربلا)? He is: Habib ibn Mazaaher / (حبیب بن مظاهر) More info. about him: (http://en.wikishia.net/view/Habib_b._Muzahir) References: www....
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Died in war for saving own country, will he be considered as martyr?

A martyr is a Muslim who gets killed in combat against the disbelievers. Such a person will be called and treated as a martyr in at least this life, such as in the funeral rites. In order to be a ...
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Is it true that if you read the last three ayat if surah hashr and die on that day you will become a martyr?

There is a (weak) hadith about the virtue of Surah Hashr that the one who recites it shall receive the reward of a martyr. من قال حين يصبح ثلاث مرات: أعوذ بالله السميع العليم من الشيطان الرجيم، ثم ...
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Died in war for saving own country, will he be considered as martyr?

It’s all about their intention. Whoever sacrifice their Life for the sake of Allah swt will consider as a martyr. We can see some arab countries fighting for their nation freedom still they’re ...
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Stomach Cancer dying as martyr?

In the name of Allah. Salaam, In the hadith of the prophet (peace be on him) he said: حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ سُمَىٍّ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ ...
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Why should we mourn for the killing (martyrdom) of Imam Al Hussein?

Only to add that the prophet was the first who cried for Imam Hussain in many occasions. Since He knew what will happen to Imam Hussain, he cried when he was born and in the second occasion when the ...
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