Mufti ‘Abdus Sattar saheb writes:
Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) was very kind to the servants and students. At no time did his high position and status prevent him from giving attention to the lowest servant.
Once, before departing for Haj I visited the madrasah in Newtown. After performing ‘Asr Salah, ‘Allamah Binnory (rahimahullah) had already sat in a car to attend a janazah. Without thinking I walked straight towards the office. When ‘Allamah Binnory (rahimahullah) saw me, he immediately came out of the car and came to me. He lovingly asked about my health and was very affectionate and hospitable. He also enquired about my stay.
I replied that the women are at the Haji camp [and I would be returning to them].
He then made salam to me and said: ‘I was going for a janazah. I left the car and came because I saw you.’
Despite ‘Allamah Binnory’s other needs and commitments, he found the time to attend to his guests too, as that is the command of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) [to honour one’s guest].
Honouring the guest is a a trait directly linked to Iman. See here for an article on this.
Nowadays, we shy away from this duty on trivial excuses.