“Our hearts and dua’ go out to the families, loved ones, and the community at large of the victims of the Masjids in New Zealand.
May Allah forgive and have mercy upon them, excuse them and pardon them, and make honorable their reception. Expand their entry, and cleanse them with water, snow, and ice, and purify them of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange their home for a better home, and their family for a better family. Admit them into the Garden, protect them from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the fire. We ask Allah (Subhanuh Wa-Taliaa) to give their family members patience and strength in such a difficult time. Please keep them and the rest of the Muslims in your Dua’
Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: What do you regard as martyrdom?” They said: Being killed for the sake of Allaah. The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: “Martyrdom is seven things besides being killed for the sake of Allaah. The one who dies of the plague is a martyr, the one who drowns is a martyr, the one who dies of pleurisy is a martyr, the one who dies of a stomach disease is a martyr, the one who is burned to death is a martyr, the one who dies beneath a collapsed building is a martyr, and the woman who dies in pregnancy is a martyr.”