My Son Died by Drowning. Is It True He Is a Shahid (Martyr)?

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum My son died recently by drowning. I have accepted Allah’s will with patience. Our local imam told us our son will have the reward of a martyr and that parents who endure a child’s death with patience will have a special reward in Paradise. Is this correct? […]

Presentation of the Deeds of the Living to the Deceased and Martyrs and their Ranks

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: Assalamu alaykum, 1) Can a person somehow watch over other people? Can they actually “be proud” of their children, for example? Is it permissible to act according to what they would have wanted? 2) Often times, after a martyr dies it is said about them that they are in Paradise. […]

Are You Considered a Martyr If You Die In An Earthquake Or a Flood?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: If you die in an earthquake, are you considered a shaheed? I know that if you die giving birth, or due to stomach pains, or in water, you’re a shaheed. But are you a shaheed if you die in an earthquake or any other natural disaster? For example, what […]

Is a Murdered Muslim Considered a Martyr?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Would a Muslim who was murdered by another be considered a martyr? This is an incident which did not occur in a state of warfare, but rather out of rivalry between two Muslims. What condolence could be offered to the relatives of the one who was murdered? Answer: […]