January 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Dr. Naasir ibn Misfir al-Zahraani said, ‘Two years ago in 1417ah [1996ce], when the Shaikh travelled to Taif from Makkah, he opened his house [to receive guests] as usual, but no guests, or poor or needy people came during the first few days and this pained the Shaikh.
The reason many of them didn’t come was because they didn’t know he had arrived.
So he said to those working with him, ‘What is wrong with the people, why aren’t they coming? Are you preventing them from coming or closing the doors in their faces? What is the reason?’
They replied, ‘O Shaikh, many of them don’t know that you have arrived, and some of them like that you rest during your first few days.’
So he said, ‘Go and tell the people, and inform the neighbours—tell them the Shaikh invites you to come, and that his house is open for you!’
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 172.