Al Sha'rawy for those who don't know was a prominent Shaikh (Islamic Cleric) in the 1970 all the way till the 1990s.
I have previously mentioned him in this post: Sheikh Al Sha'arawy's Words To Mubarak
A while ago i came across this impressive story about him, i thought it would be worth sharing.
One day as he was leaving the Masjid (mosque) after his weekly Friday lesson, people gathered around him and kept cheering for him (he was very popular in Egypt).
People were so exited and pleased with him that they actually lifted his car while he was in it with his driver! (YES! lifted as in all the way in the air and shake it).
After this incident, on the way home (per the driver's story) he asked the driver to stop near a Masjid near his house ( i think it was Al Hussain Masjid).
Al Sharawy went into the Masjid and disappeared for a long time.
The driver got worried and went into the Masjid searching for him. He found Al Sha'arawy on his knees and wiping the floor in the ablution area in the Masjid (place where muslims wash up before prayer).
When the driver asked him with a shock what on earth was he doing, Al Sha'arawy answered:
"After that incident, i feared that vain and thinking too much of myself would start filling my heart. So, i decided to teach my heart a lesson in humbleness and humility".
Allah Yer7amak Ya Sheikhna... ameen.
Mood: Amazed :)