What is the Price of Shuhada?

// October 9th, 2007 // Blog

A mobile phone, apparently.

I know the victim's family. I met the boy once at a neighbour's wedding; he was one of the waiting staff. Didn't realize he was so young, though. He was very kind to my mother, and took extra care of her during the function, calling her “grandma” (which i teased her about endlessly at the time). Naturally the family are quite distraught, especially as his body was not released immediately, due to forensic investigation.

I pray he died a shaheed (martyr). He died defending the property of his friends (he gave up his phone, but refused to give up his friends' phones). That's when the knife was pulled, and in the struggle he was stabbed. He died of a heart attack, caused by massive blood loss; the wound was not actually that deep to cause serious injury in itself, according to the attending doctor.

He died in the holiest month of the Islamic calendar; when the gates of Paradise are open, and the gates of Hell are closed. He died after having prayed the Asr salaat. A shaheed in Ramadan – he has been honoured by Allāh, Ar-Rahman.

Please remember his family in your prayers. I can't imagine their pain, nor do i ever want to be in their shoes.

2 Responses to “What is the Price of Shuhada?”

  1. AnonyMouse says:

    Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon.

    Subhan’Allah, the brother was my age… I can only pray that I, too, pass away in a similarly honourable way… may Allah grant his family solace and lessen their grief, ameen.

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