Hadith: Five Types of Martyrs

August 8, 2007

Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that Allah’s Apostle (SAW) said: “While a man was going on a way, he saw a thorny branch and removed it from the way and Allah became pleased by his action and forgave him for that.”  Then the Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said, “Five are martyrs:
1. One who dies of plague,
2. One who dies of an abdominal disease,
3. One who dies of drowning,
4. One who is buried alive (and) dies
5. And One who is killed in Allah’s cause.”
The Prophet (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) further said, “If the people knew the reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for standing in the first row (in the congregational prayer) and found no other way to get it except by drawing lots they would do so.
And if they knew the reward of offering the Zuhr prayer early (in its stated time), they would race for it.
And they knew the reward for ‘Isha’ and Fajr prayers in congregation, they would attend them even if they were to crawl’.”

This hadith is narrated in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 11, Hadith no. 624.  Masha’Allah, this hadith is pretty awesome.  Books could be written about it.  Among other things, this hadith stresses the virtues of being in the first row of a prayer (in congregation), for giving the adhan, and the importance of the fajr and isha salaat in the masajid.  Insha’Allah, we can all benefit from this hadith and implement it into our lives.  May Allah (SWT) guide us all.  Ameen.


2 Responses to “Hadith: Five Types of Martyrs”

  1. aarij Says:

    Awesome stuff bro, may Allah reward you.


    1. Do any good at every opportunity, don’t belittle it. (the man with the thorn)
    2. Pray Dhuhr early.
    3. Get the jama’ah of Isha and Fajr.
    4. Pray to Allah that Allah includes us amongst the shuhadaa, especially the highest type.

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