The Souls of the Martyrs are in Paradise

The screenshot on the above is a YouTube video from the Janazah of the Bali Bombers. It’s has been reported that two birds appeared out of nowhere and were circling above the crowd (watch the video). If I am not mistaken it was Amrozi and his younger brother Mukhlas’ Janazah. Imam Samudra was burried on another place.

May Allah SWT forgive them and accept them as shuhada, ameen. Perhaps it was the sign of Allah SWT that they have attained martyrdom? Inshallah and Allah knows best.

It has been narrated on the authority of Masruq Who said:

We asked ‘Abdullah about the Qur’anic verse: “Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they are alive, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord…” (iii. 169).

He said: We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said: The souls, of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of the Almighty. They eat the fruits of Paradise from wherever they like and then nestle in these chandeliers. Once their Lord cast a glance at them and said: Do ye want anything? They said: What more shall we desire? We eat the fruit of Paradise from wherever we like. Their Lord asked them the same question thrice. When they saw that they will continue to be asked and not left (without answering the question), they said: O Lord, we wish that Thou mayest return our souls to our bodies so that we may be slain in Thy way once again. When He (Allah) saw that they had no need, they were left (to their joy in heaven).
(Sahih Muslim: Book 020, Hadith Number 4651.)

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