Can Someone Reach the Limits of Knowledge?

March 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sa’d ad-Duwaad said, “One of Ibn Baaz’s students asked him whether a person can reach the limits of knowledge.  So he said, ‘No, by Allaah, if the Companions were alive they would have carried on seeking knowledge until death and if the Shaikh of Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah] was alive he would have continued to seek knowledge.  And he [i.e., Ibn Baaz], may Allaah have mercy on him, used to find pleasure in his books, [i.e.,] when they were read to him [him being blind].'”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 175.

Ibn Baaz and his Walking Stick

February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Umar ibn Muhammad Sa’eed said, “Fifteen years ago we used to wake up for Fajr prayer at the sound of his walking stick before [we would hear] the sound of the call to prayer.  He, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to be eager to knock the doors of his neighbours who were on his way to the mosque.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 230.

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