Those who forsake their beds

Reference: al-Jaami’ li-Hayaat al-‘Allaamah Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen – Page 39

Shaykh Dr Hamad al-’Uthmaan from Kuwait, who was one of the ardent students of the Shaykh for more than five years, narrates:

I accompanied the Shaykh on a journey from ‘Unayzah to Riyadh, and then headed for Makkah by car to perform ‘Umrah.

After completing the ‘Umrah, all those who accompanied the Shaykh sought leave of the Shaykh to go and sleep due to severe tiredness from travelling for so long and then doing the ‘Umrah [immediately upon arrival].

Shaykh Hamad then relates that he woke up sometime in the middle of the night and found the Shaykh standing in prayer. He said to himself:

“Subhaa-nAllaah! I am a young man and have succumbed to sleep, and here is an old man who has succumbed to prayer and worship!”

So he got up and made wudhoo and joined the Shaykh in prayer. He tried hard to fight off his sleepiness, until he was finally unable to resist; falling asleep and leaving the Shaykh standing in prayer.

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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