...here is an old man who has succumbed to prayer and worship!”
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Concerning the Imaam, the Shaykh - Muhammad
ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah),
it has been narrated by Shaykh Dr. Hamad al-‘Uthmaan
from Kuwait, who was one of the ardent students of the Shaykh
for more than five years:
accompanied the Shaykh on a journey from ‘Unayzah to
Riyadh, then headed for Makkah by car to perform ‘umrah.
completing the ‘umrah, all those who accompanied the
Shaykh sought leave of the Shaykh to go and sleep, that being
out of severe tiredness after travelling for so long and then
doing the ‘umrah (right away upon arrival)."
Hamad then relates that he woke up sometime in the middle
of the night and found the Shaykh standing in prayer. He said
I am a young man and have succumbed to sleep, and here is
an old man who has succumbed to prayer and worship!”
he got up and made wudhoo. and joined the Shaykh in prayer.
He tried hard to fight off his sleepiness, until he was finally
unable to persist, and then fell asleep leaving the Shaykh
standing in prayer.
li-Hayaat al-‘Allaamah Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
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