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Foreword

All praise be to Allah, 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-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz 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 Allah (Exalted be He) extends their great academic benefit to all. We implore Allah (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 Baz (may Allah 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 Islam) and teaching since he assumed the judiciary in Al-Kharj until 1357 A.H. Shaykh Ibn Baz 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 Islamic University in Al-Madinah 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 Baz (may Allah 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.

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Ibn Baz (may Allah forgive him and his parents) suggested to start with the part pertaining to `Aqidah (creed) and categorize its relevant topics. Nonetheless, topics related to Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) may come up in the middle, but he requested to transfer them along with Fiqh-based topics in general to their proper places, since they were mentioned as replies to press questions and the like. Ibn Baz did not approve of dividing them.

His Eminence wishes that any person who has Fatwas, articles, or talks recorded in the past or recently, would deliver them to us in order to publish them after he reviews them.

May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, the guide and bringer of glad tidings, and his family and Companions.