Ibn Baaz’s Sincerity and the Number of Times He Performed Hajj

December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment


Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab

Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin ibn Hamad al-Abbaad al-Badr said about Shaikh Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him:

“And I also remember that when he went to Qasim in 1385ah to get married there, I was with the Shaikhs who went along with him.  On the way there we were passing through a valley [and I recall it was one] which had trees and half way through the day a solar eclipse occurred.  So he led us in the eclipse prayer in that valley, may Allaah have mercy on him.”

“And I remember one year when I was at the Islamic University of Medinah I entered the Prophet’s Mosque with him after they had called the adhaan for the midday prayer, and I was next to him.

So he prayed four rak’ahs and I prayed two.

And it is known that the supererogatory prayers [Sunan ar-Raatibah] are ten in number and that praying twelve is more complete.  So when I gave salaam he turned towards me and said, “You only prayed two rak’ahs.”  I said, “Yes.”  So he said, “Praying twelve is more complete and greater in excellence.”

“… and he performed Hajj forty-seven times, may Allaah have mercy on him …”

Ash-Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz, Numudhij minar-Ra’iyyil-Awal, pp. 20-22.

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