Al-Albaani on His Balcony and The Fig Tree
by The Albaani Site
“There used to be a fig tree in his house in Amman [Jordan], from which he would take figs while seated on his balcony. He would do so by using a long stick that he had devised where he had split and overlapped it so that he controlled how long or short he wanted it. At its end he placed a sharp, pointed cup, so that when he touched them with the tip of the stick, the figs would fall into the cup.”
Al-Imaam al-Albaani, Duroos, wa Mawaaqif, wa Ibar, of Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad Abdullaah as-Sadhaan, p. 111.