Then this Shaykh asked us: ‘Did you see the Messenger ﷺ?
The Shaykh absolutely disapproved of it
Reference: Safahaat Mushriqah min Hayaat al-Imaam Muhammed ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Page 159 It has been narrated by Dr. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abdil-Muhsin at-Tuwayjiree: I cannot forget this incident when I took our noble brother ‘Abdul-Kareem al-Miqrin (presenter on the Qur.aan radio station) to account, when I asked him: Why is it that when you introduce […]
Give the benefit of the doubt
“Do not be hasty in passing judgement! It is possible that he was a passenger with someone who smokes and as a result some of the smell went onto him.”
‘whilst he was still young…’
There he would remain until just before [the time of] Zhuhr, whereby he would descend, extend greetings and depart.
Go and ask them what they want
If they wanted to seek a legal ruling, he would answer their questions, and if they sought charity, then the Shaykh would give me some money to pass on to them.
The incredible story of the lamp
During this meeting, Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah handed a lamp to this old man.
Along the way he would ask his Shaykh questions for the duration of the journey until they arrived at the destination
Humility & the dislike for being in the limelight
He invited the Shaykh to visit Bangladesh for a period of three days; in order to give da’wah of tawheed to the brothers from Ahlul-Hadeeth; whose number reached into millions.
The final abode
When the King saw the humble home of the Shaykh he offered to have a new house built for him.
Not enough for my needs
And it appeared the man understood what the Shaykh had intended, so he took the money, thanking the Shaykh as he left.