In the wake of bombings of two US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es salam in 1998, we were under economic siege and experienced financial difficulties. Once I was in charge of a post near Kandahar Airport. Shiekh Usama(رحمه الله) came to visit us and asked, “What are you eating today?”. I replied,”Rice and potatoes”. Shaykh Usama told, ” May god be praised. You are richer than us”. I asked, “Richer than you, How?”. He said, “We ate bread and yoghurt today”.
I remember that one period,we used to eat dried bread and water only. Shaykh Usama(رحمه الله) used to take hard bread, dip it in the water and eat, saying “May god be praised. We are eating but there are millions of others who wish they could have something to eat”.
– Nasser al Bahri, Former body guard of Shaykh Usama bin Laden(رحمه الله)