Martyrs (Shaheed) And Their Status In Islam

Ibn Taymiyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said:  “These are the four degrees of Allah’s slaves: the best of them are the Prophets, then the Siddeeqs, then the martyrs, then the righteous.” [Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (2/223)] The word shahādah in Arabic has several meanings:  definitive news, being present, seeing something, openness, and dying for the…...