Saving time

Reference: Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 24

Shaykh al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) mentioned:

I bought a piece of land because it was cheap and then began building a house and a shop [on it]. As it was, the distance between my house and the Zaahiriyyah library, which I used to frequent, became further. [At the time], I used to work on a watch or two before the library opened its doors [in the morning].

I [then] bought a bicycle to ride, and it was the first time the people of Damascus saw such a sight, that a Shaykh wearing a turban was riding a bicycle! As a result, they were very surprised. [At the time], there was a magazine run by a Christian entitled: “al-Mudh-hik al-Mubkee”, and it mentioned this “amazing” sight, and I was none too concerned by these small issues, since all that mattered to me was [saving] time!

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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