Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim
Sheikhs Bin Bazz ... (may Allah be merciful with him) (2)
Here's something from one of the list members.
Sheikh Ibn Baz (may Allah have mercy on him) was one of the foremost students of Sheikh Muibn Ibrahim Aal-ash-Sheikh, who was the grandson of Sheikh 'Abdul-Latif ibn 'Abdir-Rahman ibn Hasan ibn ash-Sheikh Muibn 'Abdil-Wahhab al-Hanbal(may Allah have mercy on them all).
He was one of the as mentioned by Sheikh Bakr Abu Zaid in his work al-Madkhal al-Mufassal ila Fiqh al-Imaam Aibn For example he claims that Sheikh Ibn Baz would very frequently refer to Haashiyah Ibn Qasim 'Ala Rawdh al-Murbi' for issues of Fiqh (2/775). This is the same Abu Qasim who collected the Fatwa of Ibn Taymiya.
I have heard many claim that he was a Mujtahid and if this was really so, then as we know from the Saheeh of the Math-hab is that it is impermissible for him to make Taqleed, and obligatory upon him to make Ijtihad (Insaf 11/138). For this reason, in many of his writings (as mentioned by Sheikh Bakr 2/850 & 873) if not all, he opposes the Math-hab, and yes agrees with the Dhaahiriyah (as was the case with other Mujtihidin, such as Ibn Taymiya and the issue of three Talaqs).
But he is generally regarded to be a Hanbalby the of Najd, and Allah knows best.
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