Holding a Burning Ember:
Navigating 21st Century Issues as a Muslim
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم " يَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ
زَمَانٌ الصَّابِرُ فِيهِمْ عَلَى دِينِهِ كَالْقَابِضِ عَلَى الْجَمْرِ " .
Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
"There shall come upon the people a time in which the one who is patient upon his religion will be like the one holding onto a burning ember." (Tirmidhi)
Meet Our Teachers:
Shaykh Mateen Khan
Shaykh Mateen Khan received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and is board certified in Emergency Medicine. He completed his ‘alimiyyah course at Darul Uloom Canada in Chatham.
Ustadh Mobeen Vaid
An MA is Islamic Studies from Hartford Seminary, Ustadh Mobeen is a Muslim public intellectual and writer who focuses on how traditional Islamic frames of thinking intersect the modern world. He has authored a number of pieces on Islamic sexual and gender norms, including Can Islam Accommodate Homosexual Acts? Qur’anic Revisionism and the Case of Scott Kugle (MuslimMatters, 2017). Along with MuslimMatters, his other articles can be found on his Medium website Occasional Reflections
Mufti Niaz Hannan
Mufti Niaz Hannan is the Youth Director at MCMC in Piscataway, NJ. Shaykh Hannan studied in the UK at Madinatul-Uloom Al-Islamiya and graduated as a ‘Ālim in the Islamic Sciences from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda. He completed a MA in Islamic Studies from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) and attended the Cambridge Muslim College, where he completed a Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies in Leadership.