Passing away from coronavirus

Q: I have heard from someone that if one passes away because of cancer, they pass away as a Shaheed (that is they gain martyrdom). They also have said that if one passes away from the corona virus and any other such virus then they also pass away as a Shaheed. Is there any truth to these statements?

A: Definitely they will receive the reward of shahaadat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)