The merit and importance of sincere intention
Abu Thabit from Sahl bin Hunaif (radi Allahu anhu) said, The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who asks Allah for martyrdom, Allah will raise him to the high status of the martyrs, even if he dies on his bed”
This Hadith highlights the merit and importance of sincere intention which in fact is so great that by virtue of it Allah raises a person’s status to that of a martyr.
On the contrary, persons of foul intention will be consigned to Hell by Allah even if they die in Jihad.
And Allah Knows Best!