’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.

Ibn Baaz, the Cadillac, the Mercedes, the Ford, the Buick and the Caprice …

February 8, 2014 § 1 Comment

“The time for the car that was accorded to him and people like him by the government had expired and they wanted to change it to something newer.

So Ibn Baaz said, ‘What’s wrong with this one?’

He was told that its time had expired and so, ‘What would you like instead, Eminent Shaikh?’

‘What types of car are available?’ he asked.

So they mentioned a Cadillac, Mercedes, Ford, Buick and others.

He said, ‘And the Caprice?’

They said, ‘It doesn’t befit your rank.’

He replied, ‘Why? Isn’t the grave one [and the same for everyone]?’”

Jawaanib min Seeratil-Imaam ’Abdul-’Aziz Ibn Baaz, p. 128.

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