Respect for his students

Reference: Safahaat Mushriqah min Hayaat al-’Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen – Page 116

‘Abdullaah ibn Hamad al-’Usaylaan narrates :

‘One of his students narrated an incident regarding the Shaykh which deserves mentioning, whereby the Shaykh said:

“There is a box in the students’ accommodation [building] and whoever needs any sum of money, then he can take it from there.”

The student [narrating this incident] said to me: “I went to this box and found it empty, and at that time I was in desperate need to travel, and this required a sum of money. So I went to the Shaykh and asked him for it, and with all humility and simplicity he said to me:

“Come with me outside the masjid and I shall give you what you need.”

So I went out with him and he placed his hand in his pocket and took out a sum of money – more than what I was in need of, and gave it to me. So I understood from this that the Shaykh did not want to cause me inconvenience [and embarrassment] in front of the students; out of concern for his student’s honour.”’

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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