‘The Shaykh was very careful in how he spent his time.
From amongst his noble actions was the time he called the President of Libya, Mu’ammar Gaddaffi, and informed him of the prohibition of removing the word “Qul” from the Soorahs [of the Qur.aan], and that pronouncing it was obligatory.
By Allaah! He has never asked me about it, rather he would ask about the salaries of the other people, stipulating that it must not be late.
At that moment, the Shaykh asked his assistant to stop taking notes, as he feared it may be said that the Shaykh sought revenge for himself.