Gift from the Prince

Reference: al-Jaami’ li-Hayaat al-‘Allaamah Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen – Page 23

‘Abdullaah ibn Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen narrates:

Prince ‘Abdul-Ilaah ibn ‘Abdil-’Azeez Aal Sa’ood, the Governor of Qaseem, sent a brand new car as a gift to the Shaykh. When the Shaykh arrived home, he saw the car infront of the house and was informed about it. The car remained outside the house for five days without being used, then the Shaykh said to his son, ‘Abdullaah:

“Take the car [back] to the Prince and thank him for his noble gesture, and inform him that I am not in need of it.”

So the car was returned to the Prince, whilst the Shaykh remained with his cheap, old car; not seeking much importance at the sight of it. The Shaykh died whilst he was still in possession of that same [cheap and] old car.

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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