From amongst his noble actions was the time he called the President of Libya, Mu’ammar Gaddaffi, and informed him of the prohibition of removing the word “Qul” from the Soorahs [of the Qur.aan], and that pronouncing it was obligatory.
By Allaah! He has never asked me about it, rather he would ask about the salaries of the other people, stipulating that it must not be late.
At that moment, the Shaykh asked his assistant to stop taking notes, as he feared it may be said that the Shaykh sought revenge for himself.
“If it was said to me that there is someone on the face of this earth who is from the pious predecessors, certainly I would have said it is this man,”’
And with this, the authenticity [of the hadeeth] is not affirmed, as is not hidden [from the people of hadeeth].