Ibn 'Uthaymeen! Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen! Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen!..."
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Concerning the Imaam, the Shaykh - Muhammad
ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah),
it has been narrated:
member of the Da’wah and Guidance Centre in Jeddah narrates
that during the hajj of 1416A.H, he was in the company of
the Shaykh at King ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Airport in Jeddah
surrounded by the pilgrims who were arriving for hajj.
the Shaykh undertook that which was obligatory upon him by
giving da’wah to the arriving pilgrims. A large group
of Russian pilgrims arrived and the Shaykh wanted to offer
some words (of da’wah) to them. So he asked if there
was a translator amongst them. Then, the (Russian) guide for
the group came forward not knowing this was Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen.
completing the translation, the guide asked who the Shaykh
was. He was told that it was Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen.
At this, he turned to embrace the Shaykh kissing him (on his
forehead) whilst crying. He then grabbed hold of the microphone
and addressed all the members of his group that this was Shaykh
Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. At this, tears began falling from the
eyes of each and every member of the group, whilst the guide
was repeatedly loudly calling out on the microphone “Shaykh
Ibn ‘Uthaymeen! Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen! Shaykh
members of the group then came (forward) and conveyed their
greetings to the Shaykh and kissed him (on his forehead).
guide for the group then turned to the Shaykh and said:
are your students. They used to read your books in shelters
under the ground during the Communist rule.”
li-Hayaat al-‘Allaamah Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
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