Hadith on Martyrs: If he asks Allah sincerely, a martyr regardless

Sahl ibn Hanif reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever honestly asks Allah for martyrdom, Allah will give him the status of a martyr even if he dies in his bed.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1909

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عن سهل بن حنيف أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ سَأَلَ اللَّهَ الشَّهَادَةَ بِصِدْقٍ بَلَّغَهُ اللَّهُ مَنَازِلَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَإِنْ مَاتَ عَلَى فِرَاشِهِ

1909 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإمارة باب استحباب طلب الشهادة في سبيل الله تعالى