At the time of publication, the author of this book, the eighty-nine year old scholar - Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz - passedaway on the morning of Thursday 27
of Muharram, 142oH(corresponding to the 13
of May 1999 CE). His death is indeeda great loss to the Islaamic world.Due to the shortage of time, as well as due to other factors, itwas decided that the brief biographical account of the Shaykh,which has been given in this book, was best left unchanged.We ask Allaah by His Most Beautiful Names, to bestow mercyand forgiveness upon the exemplary
(the gentle and refreshing breeze of Arabia), Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin ‘Abdullaah bin Baaz, and that He illuminates hisgrave and grants him
the highest Paradise. IndeedAllaah is the One Who hears and the One Who responds.