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.
Category: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen
“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?”
All rights are not reserved
As for his asceticism (zuhd), then it is sufficient to know that all his books which have been printed with his permission are for noble charitable causes.
The Shaykh continued barefoot
Once he went to give a lecture to the National Guard where senior officers were waiting to welcome him to the masjid.
Consideration for others
Once we were in the room in al-Masjid al-Haraam in which the Shaykh used to respond to the questions of the people; the room became packed due to a group who had come from the Soviet Union.
‘I do not know’
One of the brothers, his name being ‘Abdus-Samad, once asked the Shaykh during his lesson in tafseer…
Once in one of the study circles, one of the students went to the bathroom and [whilst there] the water pipe burst.
Every penny counts
Such was the importance the Shaykh placed upon other people’s money and donations; out of fear we may forget that half a riyal.