We will postpone our recording [session] for some time until they finish their work.
As is known to many Muslims, the Shaykh disliked attention as well as titles and positions of importance.
So that the people are not denied the opportunity to ask questions and seek fatwa.
Know that both illness and good health do not come before or after their [decreed] time.
Just then it dawned upon the taxi driver that the passenger sitting next to him was indeed the Shaykh, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen; and what a fine mess he had got himself into now!
Last year (1420 AH), there occurred a memorable incident during the month of Ramadhaan, whilst Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was giving his daily lessons in al-Masjid al-Haraam, Makkah
[At this] the Shaykh smiled and [then] laughed, and we all laughed together.
These are the attributes of the real scholars and the importance they attach to the affairs of the ummah, both with their knowledge and actions.
He (rahima-hullaah) was the epitome of simplicity and humility; he did not like sleeping on a bed, nor on a comfortable mattress.
Once, in Makkah, I visited Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen in his lodgings, during the days of Hajj, and I found him with a needle in his hand, sewing his thobe