All praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of existence, and the good end will be for pious people. May peace and blessings be upon Allaah’s Servant, Messenger and Khaleel (beloved, close elect) and the one whom He entrusted with His Revelation and the best of His creatures, our Prophet, Imaam (leader), and Master Muhammad ibn Abdullaah, upon his family, Companions and those who follow his path and are guided by his guidance until the Day of Judgment.
I thank Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) for meeting Muslim brothers and dear sons. I ask Allaah (Glorified be He) to bless this meeting, purify our hearts and actions, and grant us good understanding of the religion and steadfastness in abiding by its laws. May Allaah improve the conditions of Muslims everywhere, entrust them to pious rulers, and reform their leaders. I also ask Allaah to increase the number of those who call to guidance among them, for He is All-Generous and Bountiful.
Afterwards, I would like to thank those who are in charge of this university – Umm al-Qura’ – and of this summer center headed by the honorable brother, His Eminence Professor Rashid ibn Rajih, the Director of the University, for inviting me to this session. I ask Allaah (Glorified be He) by His Magnificent Names and Attributes to guide us all to what makes us righteous and gives us happiness in this world and the Hereafter… read more here.
All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets.
Since sound `Aqeedah (creed) is the main origin of Islaam and the basis of the religion, I found it suitable to make it the topic of this lecture. It is well established by textual proofs from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah that the actions and words of a human are only valid and accepted when they are based on sound `Aqeedah. If the `Aqeedah is not sound, all actions and words are void. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.
My name is `Abdul-`Azeez ibn `Abdullaah ibn `Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Muhammad ibn `Abdullaah ibn Baaz
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.
All praise be to Allaah Alone, Whom we thank and Whose Help, Forgiveness, and Guidance we seek. He is our refuge from the evil in ourselves and from our misdeeds. Truly, whoever Allaah guides no one can lead astray, and whoever He leaves to go astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
This work comprises a collection of Fatwas and articles that I issued at different times in the past. I decided to compile and print them in one book that I hope will be of benefit to me and as many of Allah’s servants as He wills to receive such benefit. I ask Allaah by His Perfectly Magnificent Names and Supreme Attributes to make it a profit for me and His servants both in this world and in the Hereafter. Indeed, Allaah is All-Hearing, Ever Near. There is neither might nor power except with Allaah. He Alone is Sufficient for me. He is the Best Disposer of all my affairs. It is worth mentioning that I arranged the Fatwas and essays of this book according to the scholars of Islamic Jurisprudence. I thus, began with issues of `Aqeedah (creed), being more significant than other topics. Special attention was paid in this edition to avoid the misprints of the previous one. Indeed, Allaah is the One sought for help and upon Him we rely. He Alone grants success. Finally, may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
The author `Abdul `Azeez Ibn `Abdullaah Ibn `Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Baaz, Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars, and Chairman of Department of Scholarly Research and Ifta’.
All praise be to Allaah, the Lord of Existence, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, Companions, and those who follow their way and guidance until the Day of Resurrection.
His Eminence Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Ibn `Abdullaah Ibn Baaz gave permission to collect his Fatwas, articles and lectures in one volume divided into different parts. This permission was granted in response to the requests of many people, hoping that Allaah (Exalted be He) extends their great academic benefit to all. We implore Allaah (Exalted be He) to add it to the record of his good deeds and make it a disperser of doubts. Many Muslims inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attempted to collect and distribute the works of his Eminence driven by their love and trust in his knowledge.
It gives me great pleasure that his Eminence entrusted to me the task of supervising the process of collecting and publishing his abundant works spread everywhere. Ibn Baaz (may Allaah protect him and bless his life) devoted himself to good works and was accessible to people, extending his knowledge to seekers of knowledge and questioners and sparing no effort to make contributions to every field in Da`wah (calling to Islaam) and teaching since he assumed the judiciary in Al-Kharj until 1357 A.H. Shaykh Ibn Baaz did not keep any of his works in his office, with the exception of things he produced in the period of his work at the Islaamic University in Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah, and after moving to his last job in Riyadh.
Therefore, a large collection of his works has not been preserved, such as his lectures, sessions held in the Masjid (mosque) of Riyadh and other Masjids and his Fatwas and many talks to the newspapers and radio. Being so large, it is a duty to collect the available works of the Shaykh to review them before committing them to writing and compiling them into books. Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah protect him) refused to publish anything before reading and approving it as a sort of taking precautions in giving Fatwa and to avoid any mistakes or distortions.
Ibn Baaz (may Allaah forgive him and his parents) suggested to start with the part pertaining to `Aqeedah (creed) and… read more here.