shaheed (plural shaheeds)
- An Islamic or Sikh martyr, one who has died fulfilling a religious commandment and is thus promised a place in Paradise.
2007 January 16, Joan Dupont, “For a Director on the Rise, Sarajevo’s War Years Linger”, in New York Times:
- She has told the child that her father was a shaheed, a martyr, concealing the real story of her brutal conception.
martyr — see martyr