In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Scholars Are For The Benefit of The Entire Ummah, But They Have Special Students Regardless How Long One Has Known (Or Sat With) Them
Al-Allaamah Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaikh [may Allaah preserve him] said, “Whenever you have more humility in the path of seeking knowledge upon the Sharee’ah, the scholar becomes more devoted to you (i.e. pays closer attention to your needs). This is why you find that many of the scholars have a special student because he (i.e. that special student) has good manners when speaking, dealing and walking with the Shaikh; so, the Shaikh trusts him, devotes (more time and effort to him) in knowledge, gives him knowledge which others are not given, (shares his) life experiences related to knowledge, his experiences with the scholars and state of affairs”. [An Excerpt from Sharh Al-Arba’een. Pages 21-22]
Amongst the special students of Al-Allaamah Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri [rahimahullaah] in the UK are the elder students at Salafipublications and others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JfHq48Dl0k
May Allaah keep us and them upon Salafiyyah and grant us Ikhlaas, Thabaat and Husnul Khateemah Aameen.