Regarding [pronouncing] the takbeer in the masaajid, should one of the people make the takbeer and [the rest of] the people [follow by] making the takbeer after him?
After performing wudhoo, [he has noticed] drops of urine pass – [and this is] before leaving for the masjid.
Often, in some masaajid there is a bad smell – such as [that of] garlic, onions, [tobacco] smoke – [something indicative of some of the congregation] paying [little or] no attention to the cleanliness of their clothes, nor respecting the sanctity of the prayer and the masaajid, not to mention the other members of the congregation; so what is your advice to these people?
I brought a container of ripe dates for the Shaykh, and the dates were very fresh – so the Shaykh ate a few and then asked: “Where did you get these dates from?”
After the ‘Asr prayer, Hassaan ibn ‘Atiyyah would retreat to a part of the masjid so as to engage himself in the remembrance of Allaah until sunset.
Once he went to give a lecture to the National Guard where senior officers were waiting to welcome him to the masjid.
Once we were in the room in al-Masjid al-Haraam in which the Shaykh used to respond to the questions of the people; the room became packed due to a group who had come from the Soviet Union.
Once in one of the study circles, one of the students went to the bathroom and [whilst there] the water pipe burst.
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…
Apart from when I have been ill or travelling, for the last forty years, never has the muadh.dhin ever made the call for the zhuhr prayer except that I have been [ready and waiting for the prayer] inside the masjid.