Is the following statement correct?
One who has been oppressively killed for saying what’s right (not necessarily for spreading islam) or asking for his own right, is a shahid?
Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:
‘Indeed among the greatest forms of jihad is to say what is fair in front of a tyrant ruler’
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2174. Declared sound (hasan gharib) by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah). Also see Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 136 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4954)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar