A Lecture on Steadfastness for Truth
The saying goes “Life is full of hurdles,” and the truth of the matter is that being a Muslim has never been easy. For the one who has no faith, this saying may provide a pessimistic view of the world. But for the believer, it is no foreign concept. Challenging situations have been foretold to test belief in the certainty of the truth. In light of this, the speaker gives an exemplary figure, the Great Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, who persevered through physical persecution ensuring the truth remained upheld when challenged by the ruler of his time.