The reward for a woman who passes away due to childbirth

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Please verify the Authenticity of the following Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“A woman who is killed by the child in her womb attains martyrdom, and her child will drag her by his umbilical cord to Paradise.”



Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Rashid ibn Hubaysh and Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) as part of a longer narration.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 489 and vol. 5 pg. 329)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (hasan) and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators credible (thiqat).

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 334, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 5 pg. 299. Also see: At Taysir of ‘Allamah Munawi, vol. 2 pg. 201)


A similar narration is recorded in Sunan Ibn Majah. See here.


See here for the different types of martyrs.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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