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It has been narrated on the authority of Hafsa daughter of Sirin who said: Anas b. Malik asked me the cause of death of Yahya b. 'Abu 'Amra. I said: (He died) of plague. He said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said that death by plague is martyrdom for a Muslim.
حَدَّثَنَا حَامِدُ بْنُ عُمَرَ الْبَكْرَاوِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَاحِدِ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ زِيَادٍ - حَدَّثَنَا
عَاصِمٌ، عَنْ حَفْصَةَ بِنْتِ سِيرِينَ، قَالَتْ قَالَ لِي أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ بِمَا مَاتَ يَحْيَى بْنُ أَبِي عَمْرَةَ
قَالَتْ قُلْتُ بِالطَّاعُونِ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ فَقَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ الطَّاعُونُ شَهَادَةٌ
لِكُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 1916a
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 5, Book of Government, Hadith 4709
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Government, Hadith 4709