There are many kinds of Shuhada'' (martyrs), including
those who are killed in the battlefield and they are not required to be washed, no (Part No. 12; Page No. 27) funeral prayer is required for them, and they are buried in the clothes in which they were killed after taking their weapons, leather outfits, and the like. The rest of the martyrs are like other deceased people, namely, they are washed, shrouded, and a funeral prayer is offered for them including those who die after being moved from the battlefield to the hospital or other places. The same applies to those who are killed unjustly, and this is the reason why
Sa`d ibn Mu`az were washed, shrouded, and a funeral prayer was offered for them. The same ruling applies to those who die from a stomach disease, are crushed by a falling wall, are drowned, and also those die as a result of car or plane accidents.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.