Consideration for others

Reference: ad-Durr ath-Thameen fee Tarjamati Faqeehil-Ummah al-’Allaamah ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 228.

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez al-Ghufays narrates :

‘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. So when the time arrived for breaking the fast, the Shaykh himself began serving the guests with dates. One of the students got up to bring in a water container, which was beside the door outside the room because the one inside the room was not sufficient due to the many people in the room. The Shaykh said to him:

“Don’t bring it into the room; because it has not been left for us inside the room, rather it is for the worshippers outside [the room].”’

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.