Will the pains a person who dies by being burnt or drowned suffers be atonement for his sins?

The Answer

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The Prophet attracts attention to the fact that a woman who dies during childbirth, the believers who die by being drowned and burnt are regarded as martyrs in addition to those who die in war. (Ibn Majah, Jihad, 17)

The misfortunes that hit man will be atonement for his sins. Therefore, when a person who dies in a fire or when he is drowned, this kind of death will be atonement for his sins and will elevate him to the degree of martyrdom.

Abu Hurayra narrates:  

"Be moderate and stand firm in trouble that falls to the lot of a Muslim (as that) is an expiation for him; even stumbling on the path or the pricking of a thorn (are an expiation for him)." (Muslim, Birr 52)

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) consoles believers and states that being moderate will be a kind of shield for them. If a believer commits some sins due to becoming human, his Merciful Lord creates some causes to clean them: All kinds of problems, misfortunes and accidents that distress a believer. No matter how they happen, they are regarded as atonement for sins if a believer tries to find the truth and does not tend to do bad deeds deliberately.

The importance of good will is seen here too. That is the meaning of trying to find the truth in deeds.

The hadith also shows how sensitive the Companions are in the face of sins and how alert and meticulous they are related to the issues involving the hereafter.

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