A Scholar’s Humility: Ibn Baaz and His Guest

January 14, 2012 § 2 Comments


Shaikh Abdullaah ibn Ibrahim al-Fantukh said, ‘From that which is relevant to mention is that a guest, one of the Shaikh’s noble students, from Africa but who had acquired Saudi nationality, spent the night in the Shaikh’s house.

His eminence, the Shaikh, got up during the last part of the night to pray the night prayer.  The guest’s room was far from the place where the water was, and at that hour it was rare for anyone to be awake and the Shaikh disliked disturbing anyone [by asking them to get water for the guest].

So he went himself to where the water was with a jug, even though he was blind, filled it and brought it to the door of the guest’s room, then woke him gently [from outside] because he knew the guest wanted that.

Then he went away from the door so that the guest would not feel embarrassed, who came out quickly and saw that the Shaikh had turned away and left the jug outside his door.  And this guest is trustworthy, from the people of knowledge.’

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 232.

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