The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,
“A Muslim who is killed in a battle is a martyr, (dying in) plague is martyrdom, a woman who dies while delivering a baby is a martyr.” [1]
The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

“The martyrs are seven, other than the one who is killed in the Way of Allaah, ta’aalaa:


  • One who dies of plague,
  • One who drowns,
  • One who dies of pleurisy,
  • One who dies of stomach ache,
  • One who dies due to burning,
  • One who dies under a demolition (by accident),
  • A woman who dies with a baby in her womb.” [2]

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:


  • “Getting killed in the Path of Allaah ta’aalaa is martyrdom,
  • [death in] confinement during childbirth is martyrdom,
  • [death by] getting burned [by accident] is martyrdom,
  • [death by] drowning [by accident] is martyrdom,
  • [death due to] tuberculosis is martyrdom,
  • [death due to] stomach ache is martyrdom.” [3]

From: Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz by Shaykh Muhammed bin Naasiradeen al-Albaanee
Footnotes:


  1. Ahmad, Daarimee, Tiyaalisee, authenticated by al-Albaanee
  2. Maalik, Aboo Dawood, an-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibban, Haakim, Ahmad. Authenticated by al-Albaanee
  3. Tabaraanee, Ahmad, authenticated by al-Albaanee