’Uthaimeen and the Prince of Qaseem’s Gift
February 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
“The Shaikh’s son, ’Abdullah ibn Saalih al-’Uthaimeen told me the following, he said, ‘Prince ’Abdul-Ilaah ibn ’Abdul-’Aziz Aal-Su’ood, the Ameer of Qaseem, sent a new American car to the Shaikh as a gift. When the Shaikh got to his house he found the car next to it and was told about what had happened. So the car sat there for five days without being driven, then the Shaikh having made his decision called his son ’Abdullah and said, ‘Take the car to the prince and thank him for what he did but tell him that I don’t need it.’ So the car was sent back to the prince. The Shaikh had an old, cheap car, he wouldn’t pay heed to the appearance of his ride, and he passed away and still had that same old car.’”
Al-Jaami’ li-Hayaatil-’Allaamah Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-’Uthaimeen, p. 23.