there was one time, khabbab went to Rasulullah and asked Rasulullah saw to make dua for them and to ask Allah for victory.
"Rasulullah saw then said the ones before you they would bring one of them they would put them in a hole in the ground and they would bring a saw they would put them on top of their head and cut them into two pieces they would never give up their religion.
and they would bring another person, another muslim and they would comb him with combs of iron until they separate their flesh from the bones and the person would not give up their religion."-anwar al-awlaki, in The Hereafter.
i cringed when i heard this.i had to repeat the audio again and again (in order to transcibe it), and i flinched every time. ngilu. i can't help but pray that i will not be tested to that extent. but then i remembered, saidina umar would cry for and ask for tests from Allah SWT. wallahua'lam.
p/s:the hereafter seriously sangat best.sangat sangat sangat. dengarlah.