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It has been reported to have said by the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu’alayhi wa sallam):
“Holding onto one’s religion in the time of corruption will be like holding on to hot coal”
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This is nothing but the strength of the Salafiyya itself that it doesn’t fall with the death of its leaders. It carries on. At the time of Imam Ahmad, virtually the entire Muslim world was forced to believe in the nonsense that you (Ahl alKalam) believe in, the creation of the Quran. It is only a few who save the day. And we are glad to be amongst the few, glad to hold on to the burning coal.
As far as I see it, this is nothing but the strength of the Salafiyya itself that it doesn’t fall with the death of its leaders.
If someone drops the hot coal. Someone else will grab it.
9. A good piece of advice for new Muslims: Every new Muslim should be told this and every Muslim should be reminded of this over and over again. Becoming Muslim is the easy part, maintaining your Islam is like holding onto hot coals. When one decides to be Muslim or more specifically be a Muslim practicing his religion and holding onto the Sunnah, he has to understand that Allah might put him in a position where he might have to hold onto the ‘burning coals’. Sympathize with the Muslim youth that arent adequately prepared to handle High School/College life and Islam. Usually end up dropping the ‘hot coal’.
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The Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wa Salaam) said,
‘The believers before you were persecuted much more than you. Their bones were scraped with combs of iron and their heads were cut with saws, but still they did not give up their Faith. I assure you that Allah will fulfill this Mission, and there will come a period of such peace that one would travel from Sanna to Hadramaut, and he will have no fear from anyone, save Allah. But you people have already become impatient’.”
(Bukhari) This was in reference to Khabbab ibn Arat asking the Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wa sallam) to make dua’ to Allah to help them, so the persecution would stop.
‘Umar (Radiyallahu anhi) during his caliphate once inquired of Khabbab ibn al’Arat about the details of his sufferings after embracing Islam. He showed him his back, seeing which ‘Umar remarked, “I have never seen such a back before.” He said,
“My body was dragged over heaps of smoldering charcoal, and the blood and fat coming out of my back put out the fire.”
It is said that, when Islam spread and the Muslims conquered all the surrounding territory, he used to weep and say:
“Allah seems to be compensating us in this world for all our sufferings, and perhaps nothing would be left for us as reward in the Hereafter.”
Rabi’ b. Sulayman said:
I saw al-Buwayti (al-Shafi’i's student) on a mule with iron collar around his neck and his feet tied up with chains. The collar and the chain were tied up with an iron chain with a brick attached weighing 40 Ratl (about 100 kg). He was saying: ‘Allah only created the creation with His word ‘Be’. If ‘Be’ was created, it is as if a creation created the creation. By God! I will die in these chains until there will come after me a people who will know that indeed a group of people died in chains for this cause!‘
Ibn alJawzi’s Manaqib alImam Ahmad