Hadith on Shahid: Martyr is forgiven except sins against people

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The martyr is forgiven for every sin except debt.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1886

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “In this is a warning in regards to all the rights of human beings, that jihad, martyrdom, and other deeds of righteousness do not expiate violations against the rights of human beings. Indeed, they only expiate violations against the rights of Allah Almighty.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1885

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ يُغْفَرُ لِلشَّهِيدِ كُلُّ ذَنْبٍ إِلَّا الدَّيْنَ

1886 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإمارة باب من قتل في سبيل الله كفرت خطاياه إلا الدين

قال النووي فَفِيهِ تَنْبِيهٌ عَلَى جَمِيعِ حُقُوقِ الْآدَمِيِّينَ وَأَنَّ الْجِهَادَ وَالشَّهَادَةَ وَغَيْرَهُمَا مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الْبِرِّ لَا يُكَفِّرُ حُقُوقَ الْآدَمِيِّينَ وَإِنَّمَا يُكَفِّرُ حُقُوقَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى

1885 شرح النووي على مسلم