THE Prophet ﷺ said: “There will come a time of patience when the one who adheres steadfastly to his religion will be like one who holds a burning coal.” [Al-Tirmidhi, no. 2260, authenticated by Al-Albani]
Strange, strange times we are passing through. In one part of the world, a man may grow up in a land where he has never heard of anything except Islam; while in another place, a woman may struggle and face isolation while trying to adhere to this ‘strange’ religion. The former may spend his life praying, fasting and giving charity, while the other may even die in persecution. Most of us will lie in shades of gray between these two black and white realities.