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So Shaykh Uthaymeen started laughing …
So the Shaykh smiled and laughed and we all laughed too.

Shaykh ’Uthaymeen at the end of a tiring journey
      Showing the steadfastness of Shaykh ’Uthaymeen in worship.

Shaykh ’Uthaymeen and the car that stalled
      So the Shaykh said to the driver, ‘Stay where you are and I’ll get out to push it.’

The broken pipe in the mosque bathroom
The Shaykh and the broken pipe in the mosque bathroom.

Shaykh ’Uthaymeen and the Russian pilgrims
''These are your students. They used to read your books in the cellars underground during Communist rule.''

Money offered for giving lectures
‘And you want me to draw a wage for [what I hold to be] my obligations towards my daughters and sisters in religion?’

Shaykh ’Uthaymeen and the Prince of Qaseem’s gift
‘Take the car to the prince and thank him for what he did but tell him that I don’t need it.’

Issuing a fatwa, then withholding and asking for guidance
So the Shaykh announced that he now withheld judgement until he would go and ask his Shaykh.

Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen and the fax machine
‘How can I send a personal letter at the cost [of the bait al-maal] of the Muslims?'

The university inkpot
Before leaving he would empty the ink remaining in his pen into the inkwell.

Poetry he refused to listen to
A student asks Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ) for permission to recite some poetry before his lecture, so he allows him to...

Turning up on time
We got there ten minutes after the set time, and there was the Shaykh leaving his house...

First khutbah delivered by Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen
The Religion is An-Naseehah.

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