Shaykh Ahmad al-Qar`aawee narrates:
Often, before the Shaykh [Saalih al-`Uthaymeen] entered the masjid, a little girl of 6 years would approach him asking the Shaykh for a riyal. So, the Shaykh, smiling, would say to her:
Would you like a (brand) new riyal or an old (used) riyal?
She would reply: “I would like a new riyal.”
So the Shaykh would gave her a new riyal, and then she would ask him on behalf of her sister, and the Shaykh would give her one (riyal) too.’
- Source: Safahaat Mushiqah min Hayaat al-Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-`Uthaymeen, p71.
- Transcribed from: Jewels of Guidance, vol.1, p167