Bismillaah,

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

‘Abdul-Lateef(1) narrates(2):

Forty-eight hours before Shaykh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) died, he asked for his book (Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood) to be brought to him; so he could check something in it which he had a doubt about.’

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(1) The Shaykh’s son.

(2) Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee – Muhaddith al-’Asr and Naasir as-Sunnah — Page 43.

  • Extracted from: Jewels of Guidance | Ibn Baaz, al-Albaanee, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon them all)

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Enough, in anticipation of possibly new Sarf classes on Monday, and in inevitable boredom, I’ve decided to make this very short list of books I’m currently carrying around with me everywhere. Make what you will of it. But do know, they will lead you to a spacious mind and enlightened soul by the Permission of Allaah (aside the Arabic dictionary ofcourse, that will just increase your Arabic vocabulary inshaaAllaah).

The first is an excellent book by Ibn Qayyim called Spiritual Disease and its Cure. All the title said.

The second will surround you with the company of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz and Al-Albaanee (may Allaah be pleased with them all). Host them well.

The third will familiarize you with sarf (morphology) and grant you a better grasp in Arabic vocabulary. It is titled Hans Wehr.

P.S. Click on the pictures to purchase the books.

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