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Whoever dies of appendicitis or cirrhosis of the liver is a shaheed (martyr)


Publication : 30-05-2000

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It was narrated in the hadeeth that the mabtoon (one who dies of an abdominal disease) is a shaheed. What is the meaning of the word mabtoon? Does it include one who dies of cirrhosis of the liver?


Praise be to Allah.

Concerning the word mabtoon, the scholars said: one who dies of an abdominal disease. The apparent meaning is that this would include one who dies of appendicitis because it is one of the abdominal diseases that can kill. It may also include those who die of cirrhosis of the liver, because this is also a abdominal disease that can kill.

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Source: From the Fatwas of al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen for al-Da’wah magazine