Shaykh Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was never lenient in religious matters. Shaykh (rahimahullah) never shied away from saying the harsh truth whenever the necessity arose. Moulana’s dignity, sincerity, academic stature, saintly and fearless demeanour made it clear to the leaders that no one can buy him over or make him say or do anything that he is not happy about.
On the occasion when President Jamal ‘Abdun Nasir asked to take a group photo with different ‘Ulama, Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) was probably the only one who did not accede to his request. Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) went up to him, held his hand and said in firm words: Allah Ta’ala blessed you with a strong and brave heart. Use it to serve Islam!
(Jamale Yusuf, pgs.159-161)