Musings #3: Want to Hold onto Burning Coal?

6.
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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7.
Abuz Zubair:

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.

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8.
Abuz Zubair:

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’.

4 Responses to “Musings #3: Want to Hold onto Burning Coal?”


  1. 1 a-Maze December 2, 2009 at 5:04 am

    as-Salaam Alaykum,

    The hadeeth about the hot coal is:

    أتي على الناس زمان القابض على دينه كالقابض على الجمر

    And it’s recorded by at-Tirmithee.

    Jazaak Allaah Khayr.

  2. 2 Unknown December 11, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Hmmmmmmmm I like this article but what I dislike is that I don’t see any solutions. What should I do to strengthen myself so that I can hold onto the hot coal firmly and without dropping it. Mentioning the problem is easy but its giving and finding the solutions that is the hardest. I tried praying continuously only to lose it. I tried reading and memorising quran only to lose that as well. I tried seeking knowledge hoping it would put me in the right place still no success. I love Salafiyya……….Please give me something to work on as my life is full of confusion at this current moment of time. Can’t figure out how to get these hands strong enough to hold onto the hot coal.

  3. 3 Islam Pakhtoon May 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Subhanallah so true……………

    • 4 ozmir April 25, 2013 at 2:28 am

      Islam is the only true religion that has not been corrupted. Although the principles are similar to the original JudeoChristian teachings, nobody takes the Bible seriously whereas the Muslims adhere to their faith.

      So we have an idealogical and psychological battle for the hearts and the minds of the Muslims. The goal is to instil doubts and fear in the Muslim so that they will lose hope in the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Allah.

      The Muslim youth need to build their faith and knowledge so that they are resilient to the deception and relentless attacks. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Holding onto one’s religion in the time of corruption will be like holding on to hot coal”


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

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Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
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8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
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