Whilst in the room (allocated to the Shaykh for responding to the people’s questions within al-Masjid al-Haraam, Makkah) he used to be economical in his use of the light.
Category: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen
Upright moral character
So is [what I heard about] this dream correct?And he replied: Yes, other than that I do not now remember whether he (as-Sa’dee) said ‘taqwaa of Allaah’ or ‘upright moral character’.
What a great man he was
And when Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez died, I called Shaykh Muhammad the morning following his death and asked him: Has the news reached you? And he replied: Yes, [and] what a great man [he was].
No desire for the world
“Take these keys to this car, as it is a present from me to you.”
The peak of piety in passing legal rulings
An example indicative of the peak of his piety in respect to passing legal rulings was when he was asked during one of his lectures about the issue of nutrition-based glucose injections…
Respect for his students
I went to this box and found it empty, and at that time I was in desperate need to travel, and this required a sum of money. So I went to the Shaykh and asked him for it, and with all humility and simplicity he said to me…
Ask, but don’t mention names
“Have I not told you to ask but not to mention names of people? I will therefore not be answering your question.”
The Shaykh detested painkillers
The Shaykh detested (analgesic) painkillers, as one of the doctors who was treating him said
The Shaykh absolutely disapproved of it
Reference: Safahaat Mushriqah min Hayaat al-Imaam Muhammed ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Page 159 It has been narrated by Dr. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abdil-Muhsin at-Tuwayjiree: I cannot forget this incident when I took our noble brother ‘Abdul-Kareem al-Miqrin (presenter on the Qur.aan radio station) to account, when I asked him: Why is it that when you introduce […]
‘whilst he was still young…’
There he would remain until just before [the time of] Zhuhr, whereby he would descend, extend greetings and depart.