I was born in Riyadh in Dul-Hijjah, 1330 A.H. At the beginning of my study, I was able to see. Then I was afflicted with an eye disease in 1346 A.H. At first, my sight weakened, and then I lost it completely in the beginning of Muharram, 1350 A.H. All praise be to Allaah for this. I invoke Allaah to compensate me with a deep insight in this life and best reward in the Hereafter, as He (Exalted be He) promised through His Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). I ask of Him (Exalted be He) for a blessed end in this world and the Hereafter.
I started learning when I was very young and memorized the Qur’aan before I reached puberty. I then started learning the religious and Arabic sciences from many of the scholars of Riyadh, including the following eminent figures:
1- Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Lateef ibn`Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Hasan ibn Al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhaab (may Allaah be merciful to them).
2- Shaykh Saalih ibn `Abdul-Azeez ibn `Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Hasan ibn Al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhaab, the judge of Riyadh (may Allaah be merciful to them).
3- Shaykh Sa`d ibn Hamad ibn `Atiq, the judge of Riyadh (may Allaah be merciful to him).
4- Shaykh Hamad ibn Faaris, the treasurer of Riyadh (may Allaah be merciful to him).
5- Shaykh Sa`d Waqqas Al-Bukhary (a scholar from Makkah Al-Mukarramah [may Allah be merciful to him]). I learnt from him the science of Tajweed (reciting the Qur’aan following the rules of recitation) in 1355 A.H.
6- His Eminence, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn `Abdul-Lateef Al Al-Shaykh (may Allaah be merciful to him). I attended his class for about ten years and learnt from him all religious sciences from 1347 to 1357 A.H. Then, he proposed me for the position of judge… read more here.