A Conversation with his Wife |End | Something which Distressed the Shaikh; details of his Bank Account
Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab
“There must be a situation which affected the Shaikh in a big way. Something whose effect on the Shaikh can’t be forgotten, can you tell us what such an occurrence was, whether happy or sad?”
As for that which occurred in my time and which greatly affected the Shaikh, then it was his disagreement with Shaikh Zuhair ash-Shaaweesh, may Allaah protect him. And that is because Shaikh Zuhair was from the closest of people to the Shaikh and the most beloved. And disputes with the people you love and are devoted to is something which will always affect a person.
I ask Allaah to have mercy on both Shaikhs and to forgive them both, and to gather them in the Gardens of Eternal Bliss. Aameen.
“As-Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My noble mother, how would the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, gather between da’wah and lessons [he taught] and his wife, home and the upbringing of his children?”
Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu wa maghfiratuhu. The Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, was very organised in his time, and he would often say, ‘My profession as a watch-maker taught me precision and organisation.’ He would not let anything from his affairs overtake something else, everything had its turn.
“What is the story of his exit from the Emirates and Saudia and [the fact that] he was refused entry into Jordan and waited at the borders until someone of high standing in Jordan took on his case, I wish we could get to know that story, if you would be so kind as to tell us.”
As for the story about his exit from Jordan: then the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, was expelled from it in 1982 to Syria whose government was after him such that the secret service gave him a piece of paper asking him to return to them [on a certain date], but the Shaikh sought the counsel of his brothers in Syria and immediately left for Beirut where his friend–at that time–Shaikh Zuhair ash-Shaaweesh received him. He remained as a guest with him for about three months then one of his students hosted him in the Emirates in Sharjah so we went to him for about two months. And we went to Qatar for a month, staying at the Waahah hotel. Then [we stayed in] Kuwait for ten days, then the Emirates.
At that time Shaikh Muhammad Ibrahim Shaqrah was trying to get him back to Jordan using the highest channels that understood the situation of the Shaikh and his standing in knowledge and service to the Prophetic Sunnah. So they allowed him to return to Jordan … we came back by way of the airport and there was no waiting at the borders as you mentioned. And we will not forget the effort of Shaikh Abu Malik Shaqrah in that; Shaikh al-Albaani would acknowledge that about him, all the way to the end of his life, may Allaah reward him with good. May Allaah have mercy on the Shaikh and record that deed in his scale of good.
As for Shaikh al-Albaani himself then he didn’t have any connection with those politicians in authority in the Arab and Islamic lands whatsoever. And he would always follow the saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, ‘Whoever goes to the doors of the ruler, will be put to trial.’
“After reading through his biography, may Allaah have mercy on him, [I came to know that] he wrote in his will that his books should be bequeathed to Medinah al-Munowwarah. But didn’t anything of his remain in his house, like his notes or papers he may have written which he never completed, his mushaf, so that we can get to know what is in such documents and other than them which he may not have completed? May Allaah bless you.”
Yes, the Shaikh bequeathed all of his books and his papers which he had written with his own hand and his manuscripts to the library at the Islamic University in Medinah al-Munowwarah. Nothing from that remained in his house. The Shaikh didn’t have notebooks [as such], his notebooks were his books and treatises in which he would put down summaries of his thoughts and experience. The Shaikh didn’t have a specific mushaf, rather we had many mushafs in the house which we would read.
As for other than that which he did not complete, then they are many, and they are his knowledge-based projects which need many times the life of the Shaikh to be completed. We ask Allaah to prepare from the Muslims those who will complete them and reward them on behalf of the Muslims with the best reward.
“We’ve heard of a situation which caused him to cry, so what is the situation which made him laugh, may Allaah have mercy on him?”
As for the situations that made him laugh, may Allaah have mercy on him, then the Shaikh would only laugh a little, may Allaah have mercy on him, and he would not become happy at anything from the affairs of the world, rather he would become pleased at the obedience of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic and aiding the Prophetic Sunnah.
To the extent that when the news of the King Faisal Award came to him no signs of happiness were seen on him at all, rather he said, ‘It came late.’ For it came at the start of his illness from which he died, may Allaah have mercy on him.
And the Shaikh did not have an account in any of the banks which were widespread [i.e., easily accessible]. And he refused to open a bank account to receive the prize money for the King Faisal Award which Shaikh Abu Maalik Shaqrah, may Allaah protect him, received on his behalf.
Taken from: http://majles.alukah.net/showthread.php?t=17903
I’ll post the PDF tomorrow, inshaa Allaah.