The six bounties of a martyr (shahid)

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Please provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration

“The martyr (shahid) has six blessings from Allah, he is forgiven from the moment his blood is first shed and will be shown his place in Jannah, he will be spared the trial of the grave, he will be secure on the Day of Qiyamah. A crown of dignity will be placed on his head, one ruby of which is better than this world and all that is in it, he will be married to seventy two (72) maidens of Jannah (hurs) and he will be permitted to intercede for seventy of his relatives.”



Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib. Imam Tirmidhi has classified the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1663 and Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1756)


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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar


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