The Youth Who Prayed Next to Ibn Baaz and what The Shaikh Advised Him With
January 13, 2012 § 1 Comment
Khaalid ibn Abdur-Rahmaan ash-Shaayi’ said, ‘In 1405ah/1984ce, approximately, when I was at secondary school, I prayed next to the Shaikh in a mosque close to his house. So I recited some Quraan while the Shaikh was praying the two rak’ahs one must pray when entering the mosque [tahayyatul-masjid]. After he finished praying he gave me salaam and said, ‘Who are you?’ So I introduced myself to him and what I was studying so he said to me:
‘O my son! Devote your attention to the Quraan. Your voice is pleasant and your recitation is good. Aspire to memorise the Quraan. Set aside for yourself a portion to memorise and revise daily. And see which of your friends can aid you in that.’
Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 214.