Does the person who is pelted to death receive the status of a Shaheed

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Q: According to sharia law, some crimes are punishable by death e.g stone to death. Then, when the person dies, does he go directly to heaven because this is a martyr death?


A: There is no mention of such a person getting the reward of a shaheed.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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