One of the brothers, his name being ‘Abdus-Samad, once asked the Shaykh during his lesson in tafseer…
‘The Shaykh met with Shaykh ‘Abdus-Samad Sharafuddeen, the well-known researcher, and one of the major scholars of India, and they formed between themselves a knowledge-based correspondence.
He extended greetings to one child who recognised him, and who then gave the Shaykh a miswaak (tooth stick). The Shaykh accepted it, smiling with complete humility and a welcoming heart.
Such was the importance the Shaykh placed upon other people’s money and donations; out of fear we may forget that half a riyal.
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.
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’.