5 excellences of a martyr
(1) Every Muslim
will enter Heaven after he has presented his deeds and when they
enter their grave, the window of Heaven is opened to them. However,
a martyr enters Heaven immediately after he or she dies. They travel
around Heaven and are also presented sustenance.
(2) The martyr is
protected from the questions which are asked within the grave.
(3) The martyr
leaves in such a pure state that it is as if he was born on the same
(4) The martyr is
able to intercede for nearly 70 people.
(5) The martyr is
protected against panic which would be seen on the Day of Judgment.
Dear Islamic brothers! The Islamic
sisters who were martyred in the tragedy at Faizan-e-Madina
on Sunday the 10th of Rabi-un-Noor 1427h (9/4/06) are
also included among the martyrs. They were on the path of Allah;
they presented themselves to seek Islamic knowledge. Mufti Ahmed
states, 'There are many types of martyrdom, yet the first status
of martyrdom is (to have died) in the path of Allah
while serving the religion of Islam.'
P88, Maktaba-e-Islamiyyah - Lahore)
As for those individuals who did not die but were
seriously injured, they too are entitled for immense divine reward.
of the Holy Prophet
receives a wound in the path of Allah
arrive on the Day of Judgment where the wound will smell like musk
and the colour of the wound would be like saffron. He will also have
the seal of a martyr on him. Whoever sincerely seeks martyrdom in
the path of Allah
will bless him with the reward of martyrdom even though he died
while he was on his bed.'
(Al Ihsaan bi tarteeb
ibn Habbaan, V5, P77, Hadith 3181, Dar-ul-Fikr – Beirut)
does not mix the dust from walking in the path of Allah with the
smoke from Hell in one stomach. He who has been smeared with the
dust of having walked in the path of Allah
makes his entire body Haraam upon the fire of Hell. He who has
fasted while being in the path of Allah
distances that person from the fire of Hell equal to a thousand
years travelled on a speedy horse. He who receives a wound in the
path of Allah
receives the seal of martyrdom and this will be Noor for him on the
Day of Judgment. The colour of this wound would be like saffron and
the smell would be like musk. He would be recognised by those who
came before him and after him who would say that this person has a
seal of martyrdom on him. He who fights in the path of Allah
even as little as the time in between two drinks of milk by a baby
camel, Heaven has become Wajib.'
(musnad Imaam Ahmed
musnad Abi Darda, V10, P420, Hadith 27573, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)
(3) 'With Allah
there are no two droplets more beloved and no two footsteps more
beloved. The two droplets are (1) those tears which fall with the
fear of Allah
(2) the droplets of blood which are shed in the path of Allah
two footsteps are (1) the footsteps which walk in the path of Allah
and (2) the footsteps which walk to complete a Fard act.'
(Tirmidhi, V3, P253,
Hadith 1675, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)
(4) 'The person who
is injured in the path of Allah
appear on the Day of Judgment while his wounds would be bleeding red
blood. The smell of this would be like musk.'
(Bukhari, V3, P566,
Hadith 5533, Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilmiyah Beirut Lebanon)
(5) 'That person
who is wounded in the path of Allah
certainly knows that person who is wounded in His path. When
that person appears on the Day of Judgment, his wound would become
fresh. The colour would be like blood; however, the smell would be
(Tirmidhi, V3, P235,
Mufti Ahmed Yaar Khan
whilst explaining Hadith No. 5 says, 'The author of Mirqaat
has stated that this refers to those people who were involved in
Jihad against the disbelievers, were injured by highwaymen and
renegades and were injured while spreading Islam. All of them will
receive this reward which has been mentioned in the Hadith Shareef.
On the Day of Judgment, their wounds would be red and it would be
dripping with blood. However, on that day, there would be no pain.
The sign of them being a Mujahid would be this dripping blood. This
oozing blood would neither be unclean, nor would it be smelly. In
fact, the sweet scent of this wound would cause surprise among the
people on the Day of Judgment and because of this, they would
respect the Mujahid. If this is the state of someone who has merely
been injured in the path of Allah
what must be the state of that person who has actually died in the
path of Allah
This sweet scent and smell would be because of their worship like
how the smell which comes from the mouth of a person who is fasting
is more loved by Allah
the smell of musk.
Dear Islamic Brothers! Death is a
fact. The time and place of death has been already appointed. There
is no doubt that no one can be saved from death. This is clearly
mentioned in Sura Jumu'ah, verse 8,
Translation Kanzul-Imaan: Proclaim (Oh dear Prophet Muhammad
death which you runconfront you