Then this Shaykh asked us: ‘Did you see the Messenger ﷺ?
Category: Jewels of Guidance
What will I say to my Lord?
«Whoever is invited to a wedding or the like, then he must go.»
The alert Shaykh
I would read to my father, and when I had finished reading, or the car had stopped…
The best book I have read
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz was asked about the best book he had read, and he said…
A fair teacher
One day, as he taught us ‘Aqeedah at the Faculty of Sharee’ah in Qaseem, he made us sit an exam; the exam was on a Sunday, and the following Saturday he brought in all our [marked] papers, considering the number of students was over 80.
The Zakaah due on a car
As for the Shaykh’s car, then it was as if it were a camel carrying the brothers, because the Shaykh used to take them from one place to another in it.
Laws of Islaam apply to all
Once, an ignorant bystander offered a sacrifice by the car of King Sa’ood [parked] near as-Safaa [in Makkah] – rejoicing at his arrival.
“My father has arrived in ‘Unayzah to convey greetings to you, I hope you will convey your greetings to him before you leave.”
Where did you get these dates from?
I brought a container of ripe dates for the Shaykh, and the dates were very fresh – so the Shaykh ate a few and then asked: “Where did you get these dates from?”
Persevering during extreme poverty
He persevered in extreme poverty during his upbringing, and [likewise] he persevered upon [the path of] seeking knowledge…