What does it mean to be a Martyr
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Brothers and Sisters in Islam, the title of our football today is a Shuhada the martyrs and in this football in sha Allah, we're going to understand who is the Shaheed and what kinds of deaths constitute martyrdom or Shahada. And what is the big deal or the virtue of being a Shaheed and what kind of rewards and advantages that they have on the day of judgment. And then in the second hotbar, we look at how you can attain Shahada. And we'll look at the proper terminology regarding the Shahada.
But the question is, why explain all of this? Like why is this the topic of the HIPAA?
The main, or perhaps the only reason is just to bring ease to our hearts. Knowing the great blessings the people of Palestine, and the people of Gaza are receiving bit of Nila. Because if we only see their suffering,
and the murder in this world without taking into consideration the akhira without taking the next life into account, then your pain will only increase. But when you consider the reward of the shahada, not only does it bring ease to your heart, but you yourself will also desire a level from the levels of martyrdom that we're going to mention in the Hotbox.
But it's important to say this, that this hutzpah is not to encourage people to go out for a jihad. That's not the purpose of the hunt, but to encourage young men to go out for a job. And this is not out of fear of any government or any entity.
But what happens is people and especially the youth when they hear about the greatness of martyrdom, they want to go out and to attain it without knowing any of its guidelines. And so they end up doing things that are outright haram or harming civilians or harming the innocent or leaving without their parents permission, or joining the wrong group. And the list goes on and on and on. So this clip was about bringing Easter heart knowing what in sha Allah The people of Philistine are experiencing and that they're bitten Allah shahada with Allah azza wa jal. So the first thing is why this name? Why was the martyr called a Shaheed and Shaheed Shahida yesh huddle, which is someone who witness
witnesses or testifies or, or experiences something, a mama Noah when other scholars gave a list of different possible wisdoms, behind them being named shahada or being a person being named as Shaheed and they said, because Allah and the angels yesh her doing Allah who been Jana, because Allah and the angels bear witness and testify for them that they're going to agenda and that's why they were named to Shaheed or the other explanation, the unknown who Hi Yun Enderby, because
it's a Navajo Shahida I how they're not so because they're still alive with their Lord. So it's as if their raw their soul is present shahada present still because he's not dead just killed.
The other explanation says because when they're killed yesh hadoo he witnesses MA or et de la Holman Kurama they get to witness what was prepared for them and they will get to witness what was prepared for them in an agenda. So that's why it's called the Shaheed because he gets to witness his place in an agenda.
Likewise, other explanations say because Allah subhanaw taala testifies yesh, her doula who be hosting the New Year to you philosophy that Allah subhanaw taala testifies for them that they had good intention.
They had sincerity and other explanations amongst them.
Be that V that people testify for them to under who Shahidullah who have been Iman? Well, with the good end and with having Eman because based on his apparent situation and based on his external situation, other explanations because he has a witness the unknown who SHA, he'd be totally yeah has a witness or not a witness here it means an evidence or a proof that he was killed. What is the proof his blood, because he's also buried in his clothing with his blood without washing. So that comes as the proof the evidence that he was killed for the sake of Allah. That's his shahid. And that's why it's called the Shaheed or another explanation. Another Oh, who touched her do Dar Salam,
because his soul thiese touch her due to Shah who witnesses and sees Dar Salam, a Allah Jana because his soul goes straight into Jana and experiences and gets to see at a Jana, while other souls don't get to experience that.
And the undefined explanation, then there are many others actually. But the truth is whichever definition you look at, you see that the shahada is actually something great, something great.
there are many levels of achieving shahada and martyrdom and the greatest one is the one who dies in battle. So what are the virtues of the Shaheed in Surat Al Baqarah? Allah azza wa jal says wala Taku, Lima up total fee Sabine in LA heat. I'm Walton, Bella here on what I can data Sharon, and do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, that they are dead, rather they are alive but you do not perceive it. They're alive but you're not able to perceive that in surat al Emraan. Allah subhanaw taala says Wa Subhan Allah Dena puto Luffy Sabina Allah here I'm whiten Bella here on Endor behaviors Akun and do not think that those who have been killed in the cause of Allah are
dead, and is always says killed but they didn't die. They were only killed in this world but they're alive rather, they're alive with their Lord receiving provision, their use of horn receiving provision from Allah subhanaw taala. in Sahih, Muslim
muster Oxford I asked Abdullah of numerous wrote the companion about this verse and he said, We also asked about that verse and we asked the Prophet sallallahu to set it up, and the pros had him described. So how, where are their souls? How do they witness how do they receive provision? He said their souls are in the crops Yanni, the bellies of green birds, which have lamps hanging underneath the Throne of Allah subhanaw taala. And they roam freely wherever they want in Paradise, and then they return to these lamps. Then their Lord looks down upon them and says, Do you desire anything to the souls of the shahada in the bellies and these birds that were dressed in these lanterns hanging
from underneath the Throne of Allah azza wa jal? So Allah azza wa jal asked him, Do you desire anything? And they said, What could we desire when we can roam freely wherever we want in paradise? And Allah subhanaw taala asked them three times, do you want anything? Is there anything that you want? And then the poor Salam said, and then when they realized that they would not be left without being asked, and you have to give an answer, they said, Our Lord, we want to cause you to restore our souls to our body so that we may be killed for your sake again, by what's the big deal here? And you understand that Sakura told mouth the pangs of death experiencing death. This is something that
is difficult. This is something that is difficult, even the righteous suffered and had difficulty when their soul was leaving. And can you imagine that there will be individuals who would wish to go back to earth to die again.
So, and the Hadith ends when Allah subhanaw taala when he saw that they had no need, they were left alone after that. In another Hadith sahih al Bukhari, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said,
There is no one that enters a Jana that wants to go back to Earth
and have nothing to own on Earth Day I know but it goes into agenda and wants to come back to Earth, as as with nothing, no possession, not owning anything, not having any wealth. Then, except, never saw Selim said in the Shaheed except for the Shaheed it's a Munna Yaga Illa dunya. He wishes to return to the dunya for yoke to the ashram or rotten NEMA Euro mineral Kurama. He wants to come back to
Earth and be killed 10 times over because of what he saw from the good graces and the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala.
You know, Muhammad also narrates another Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, the soul of the believer is a bird that purchase in the trees of paradise until Allah
may he be blessed and exalted restores its body restores it to its body on the Day of Resurrection. And then
another Hadith says the martyrs are on the banks of a river at the gate of paradise in a green tent, and their provision comes out to them from paradise in the morning and in the evening. So we've got the ones that their souls are in the bellies of green birds that perch in these lanterns under the Throne of Allah subhanaw taala. We've got the ones that the the martyrs are on the banks of rivers at the gates of paradise in this tent. And we have the other Hadith describing that the souls of the martyrs are birds that perch into trees of Al Jana. So some scholars tried to reconcile between all these other narrations, and some scholars said that you will find different rewards for them for
their souls in a Jana, because they were at different levels. So not all the martyrs are the same. They vary based on their courage in the battlefield, whether they were in the front lines or the back lines, whether they were very sincere or slightly sincere or not sincere at all. And that's how some of the scholars reconcile the different Hadith describing different blessings for the souls of the shahada and a Jana
in Surah Nyssa Allah subhanaw taala says will Miyota Allah Allah Rasool felt hula Iike ma Lavina Anam Allahu Allah him, mean a nibble. Aina was said the Athena was shahada was solid, if he were Hassan, Aquila, Iike, raffia. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then there will be with those whom Allah has bestowed His blessings in His grace upon from the prophets. And then the sub the thorn, those who follow the prophets were the first and foremost to believe in the prophets, and then the Shahada. And we're mentioning the verse to show you that the shahada are at this extremely high level with the prophets, and with the sub the coin, and the scholars said that being with them
does not make them equal to the prophets. But it means that they will share either some of the levels of paradise or they were share some of the blessings along with or they will be along with them. But it doesn't make them equal to prophets, in case anyone is confused about that.
And there are many a hadith similar to that. But it doesn't mean that they're at the level of a prophet equal to a prophet, but they could be sharing the same level of Jannah as those high ranking individuals.
one of the favors that Allah subhanaw taala bestows upon His servants is that he will also cause their children and their wives to come and join them at their high level in a Jana. And it was reported in this hadith by Madame ignem ah, the crib or Maddie you carry that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, in the Shahid and Allah subhanaw Hassan that the martyr with Allah subhanaw taala gets seven blessings.
And it's when does he get the seven blessings He says, you will for Allah who fee a woody def Artin, meaning from the first drop of blood. Every sin they committed in their life is forgiven, not from the last, from the first drop of blood that falls off of their body, every sin they've ever committed in their life is forgiven immediately. So this is the first of the seven blessings. Then the Prophet Allah says then he will be second one, he will see his place in agenda. Immediately he gets to see his place his palace in Paradise, then Allah subhanaw taala will protect them from the questioning of the graves, not mean fitness will cover from the trial of the grave the questioning
the punishment, that test in the grave, they don't get to experience that and that was the third and then he will be caused to feel safety and security on the Day of Judgment. How many times in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala describes the fear that people will experience on that date and how their eyes will be looking down in fear hush out and absorb, absorb Alpha sha Allah as well as this
Driving this day and how difficult it is, but there will be people and they are the martyrs who will not be experiencing any fear and they will be saved from the fear of that day. So every one of these so far has been magnificent. Then the process of them says then they will be given a crown, they will be put on their head, and then he describes us a lump, that one of the jewels on this crown is better than the whole world and everything that's in it.
and then, over the last two, we use a wedge and he's given in marriage to or they give him in married 72 from the woman over Jana, and he is allowed to intercede for 70 of his family members. This is in one Hadith seven blessings death the martyr gets. And because of that, we see that it's a big deal to die as a Shaheed and because it's such a big deal, it's not up to you to die Shaheed it's a blessing and from the graces of Allah and that's why Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, way at Turkey them in come shahada, and he chooses Strada from amongst you is a great blessing that not everybody has the honor to become one of the Shahada. So, but there are other ways and other levels
of becoming a Shaheed insulin. I would I would also mentioned by necessity and the mother Hmong, Allah jabot of notic he says the prophets of Allah wa sallam said, Ma, Tao doing a show shahada, the what do you regard as martyrdom? So they said al que todo visa been in LA, this really light Allah, fighting for the cause of Allah subhanaw taala and then the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that martyrdom is seven things besides being killed in the battlefield, besides being killed for the sake of Allah azza wa jal so he mentioned and Madrona Shaheed and Matoran Hina doesn't mean stabbed, as we understand it today in Arabic and makan. Yanni, the one who dies from a bar on with those from
the plague. And the scholars made the theists they said anyone who died from anything similar to that they mentioned tuberculosis dimension, even COVID Based on what kind of complication killed him as a result of COVID but that kind of person is a level of Shaheed
well avoided pusher he's the one who drowns is a Shaheed but the scholar said, not just anybody who drowned. Yanni it's not someone who was on a jetski with a female companion, he drowned or Shaheed la he's not a Shaheed, but anyone who was doing something that was not haram, that was obedience and they had righteousness, they drown. We say that there are shaheed in sha Allah
will saw him without in Jambi shaheed. Okay. So that this is the route and refers to an illness known as pleurisy. And it's a pain from the side and also an inflammation and in the membrane between the two lungs and it causes pain in the chest. Someone who dies from that dies is Shaheed as well. Not only that, the prophets Allah Salam said warm up to no shade will Mabuni and is someone who dies from anything in the stomach, any stomach disease. And the scholars other scholars even said anything in the abdomen in general including liver Some scholars say even someone dying from some kind of liver disease is a level of Shaheed and other say anything related to the stomach or to
the bowel. Some of the classical scholars specifically mentioned when any when someone's stomach is running and they die as a result of that or dehydration, or Dropsy or any pain in the stomach. That person is a Shaheed well Sahib would have at Shaheed the one who was burned to death. Yeah and he he dies from the fire. He is a Shaheed not someone who got burned and then 20 years later died but bark died from the fire, the one and then from that look at the mercy and Islam. They said from God. Even the firefighter if he dies in the fire would be considered from a Shaheed because he died in the fire and he died while climb to protect and assist fellow Muslims or others.
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the Nepal Salam said that anyone who dies beneath a collapsed building, so we're seeing different levels for the shahada of Philistine right now, people dying underneath a collapsed building. That is someone who dies a Shaheed and from there look at the mercy of Islam. The scholar said, even someone who dies in a car crash, he rolled over because essentially the car collapsed upon them. They died in a car crash the other day the car rolled over. Or they still they're saying they could get that level of shahada provided they weren't
racing or speeding or drifting or doing these things that you do that way, you're just risking your life somehow. He's risking your life. Then they even mentioned the plane crash. But unfortunately, you know, we have to say this now in our world eonni the you don't cause the plane to crush, you cause the plan to crush you will be in the hellfire. But
any of these things I said, as long as you're not in a state where you are drunk or doing something haram, you die any of these deaths, you can become a Shaheed and the last one mentioned in this particular Hadith, will Mara to Tang Wu to be germane, Shahida to be Doom and what does that mean that a woman dies in pregnancy. So if she dies in her pregnancy, she is a martyr she was a Shahida. Then we have another Hadith, which we'll skip for brevity of time, where the prophet Selim says even if she died, so not only if she does pregnant if she does, while delivering during delivery, and if she dies, what if she does 15 days later, after giving birth, to had this other narration mentioned
even in the post natal or the postpartum period, piano during the NOFA. During that period, anytime she dies within that period, she's also a martyr with Allah subhanho wa taala. This is on the mercy of Allah azza wa jal from the mercy of Islam and the scholars mentioned, obviously, this is a halal pregnancy. For one unfortunately, you have to say that these days. Other Hadith mentioned someone who is killed and stung by a venomous animal or an insect dies or Shaheed, someone who was killed by a predatory animal, and that's not an easy death, and to be attacked while you're alive and conscious by a lion or by some predatory animal until it kills you. If you fall off your writing
animal and you fall off a camel and you die. You're a Shaheed a traveler that dies alone in a foreign land is a Shaheed someone who dies at sea is a Shaheed someone who falls from the top of a mountain and in our times that would be from the top of a building and it dies. A falling death will be a Shaheed and again the scholars say provided it's not that we're making some YouTube video where they're jumping from one building to another, risking their life that's not a Shaheed
Rama know what he says all of these they have difficulty in them, they're difficult deaths and that's why those people attain the level of shahada or martyrdom. Likewise, in another Hadith the Prophet Selim says if you die man Mata
Mata do an Ahmadi heat for who Shaheed whoever dies defending his wealth is a Shaheed well monka hit man Katella doing a dummy for what Shaheed whoever dies defending himself. If you're defending yourself and you're killed. You're a Shaheed
woman patella Dona Ana, he for war Shaheed, whoever dies protecting his family, whoever dies because of religion, because he was killed, or she was killed because she was Muslim. And we know that happened recently. Here in the area of Dallas, where a woman was stabbed to death may Allah subhanaw taala accept her as a martyr. So you are killed because of your religion. You're killed wall spreading your religion, you die as Shaheed and that's why, as we all know, the family of Yasser they were from the first of the shahada in Islam. So the idea is that we understand the virtues what happens to the soul of the Shaheed what happens to them on the Day of Judgment, because we hear the
shahada of philosophy in the shadow because let's understand all are just some of the great blessings that they achieve. And perhaps, since we many of us feel unable to do anything and feel helpless, at least that might ease our hearts a little bit knowing what they achieved with Nila. Akula kolyada was tough. Roll out all the money welcome. In July 1, row fivefold Mr Vereen ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness Indeed, those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
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so part of the proper language and the other is that we don't guarantee and Jana nor shahada for any particular individual, meaning it's fine to say the shahada of Gaza, the shahada of Philistine the shadow of any battle or conflict, but you don't specifically say this person is a shahid or guarantee them just one or the other good Allah subhanaw taala is that you don't speak as if you're guaranteeing the Shahada. We even though historically there were people
We're known as a shahid Fulani, the Shahid so unsold, meaning we hope they're not trying to say we're guaranteeing a shahada for them. And
the prophets Allah Salam said in a hadith and this is so Hallo hurry amount Bihar Rahim Allah He named the chapter, it cannot be said that so and so is a martyr and he guaranteed that this person is a martyr. And he mentioned that the prophets of Allah Azza Allah says, Allah knows best who was wounded for his sake and Allah knows people's heart and he knows who is truly sincere and who is truly a shaheed. And another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was at the burial of a young child, a young child died. And our mother I said will be alone, huh? She said, Your Rasul Allah, glad tidings for this boy, and it good for him. One of the little birds of paradise, he did not do
any evil, or even reached the age of doing evil. And the Prophet limb told her it may be otherwise he's not speaking about the boy. He's telling her that we don't speak this way. Guaranteeing for anybody even if it's a child, we don't speak just and even out of either you don't confirm for sure what Allah did not confirm to you.
that from that then there's something else that's important. You can die as Shaheed in your bed. And those are the words of the Prophet sallallahu coloful Allah Azza Mensa Allah has shahada besylate whoever asked Allah subhanaw taala in being truthful with sincerity, but Nava hula who manners you the shahada, were Imelda Allah Thirassia. Allah subhanaw taala will have them attain the level of the martyrs, even if he dies in his bed, because he asked for it sincerely.
ended another narration mentioned whoever asked Allah subhanaw taala that he be killed meaning in the path of Allah, while he's truthful, then he just dies naturally. He doesn't get to go into battle he dies naturally, or he is killed by someone else not in battle. For in Allahu ADRA. Shahidan he gets the reward of a Shaheed, we have the story of the companion Hydra thought had been Soraka and he was hit by a stray arrow. And his mother heard that he was just killed by a stray arrow. He wasn't even in the battlefield. So she came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and she said is see in a Jana, because if he is I'll be patient. If he's not an agenda, you'll see what I'll do.
This was before it was forbidden to wail and, and cry excessively. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam tells her yo uma Haritha in Jena and on Phil Jana, he tells her it's multiple levels of Jin Jin of Paradise is not just one, it's multiple levels. We're in nibh, Nikki, a saw but for those Alana and your son has attained and for those who aren't.
And so how did that wasn't even in the battlefield, and this is just a straight arrow that came and it killed him and he is in the highest levels of agenda. Because people might be asking, what about those who are just killed? What about those who were as we
as we call it today? In a political correct sent the
or they call it? Collateral damage? All right. So
the even those people, they get that level of nila xojo. The last thing it's ridiculous that we are now living at a time where we even have to mention this, all the shahada, all these levels of shahada for an you would imagine, I wouldn't have to say this, but as for the Muslims only for the Muslims only, but you find, quote, unquote, shifts now on the internet. And they're saying the I didn't specify, and it says whoever those like this is a Shaheed so anybody, no matter what religion, if they died, drowning or in a fire or Qaeda, they're in a Shaheed and they will be they even said they will be in an agenda. No, they won't. Now they want. This is for the Muslims and all
these Hadith are speaking about the believers, speaking about the believers who believe in Allah azza wa jal, these are the ones who will be from the Shahada. With that we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it. And we asked him to make us of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it. For Lahoma and then hop by hop Converse open Atiba widen al baldly la baltit And we're looking at Shinobu Aloha mulata Giada dunya Guerra Hamina what I'm a blogger Illumina, whether it or not mo Sirona Allahu Minh Surah one and if you follow Steen, Allah Who months will require and if you follow Steen, Allah
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