Whilst performing Hajj and ‘Umrah the Shaykh would continue to command the people upon good and forbid them from evil; even whilst making tawaaf and sa’ee!
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.
Once, the Shaykh ascended the [library] steps at al-Maktabah az-Zaahiriyyah (Damascus) to get a manuscript.
Once he went to give a lecture to the National Guard where senior officers were waiting to welcome him to the masjid.
May Allaah have mercy upon whoever indicates to me a mistake or defect of mine; for certainly, from that which is easy for me – by the Permission of Allaah – is to retract my mistakes once the error has been pointed out to me.