Every penny counts

Reference: ad-Durr ath-Thameen fee Tarjamati Faqeehil-Ummah al-’Allaamah ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 225.

Shaykh ‘Aqeel ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez al-’Aqeel narrates :

‘The Shaykh invited me [to join him] for lunch and there was only one type of food on the floor spread (table spread on the floor). After finishing lunch, he gave me a bag with a large amount of money in it, which was collected in the masjid for charitable purposes. When I left [the Shaykh’s house] the Shaykh quickly followed me before I got into the car, calling me. I said: “What is it, O Shaykh?” He said:

“Be careful, there is a half[1] a riyal [coin] in the bag.”

So I said: “Certainly, O Shaykh [I’ll be careful].”

So when the bag was opened we counted the money and found the half a riyal [coin]. Such was the importance the Shaykh placed upon other people’s money and donations; out of fear we may forget that half a riyal.’

[1] Equivalent to 10 pence (UK sterling)

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.

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