'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz?!!!"
appropriately reference this quote to: www.fatwa-online.com,
the Imaam, the Shaykh - Muhammad
ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah),
it has been narrated by Ihsaan ibn Muhammad al-'Utaybee:
having prayed in al-Haram
al-Makkee, the Shaykh left the Haram
wanting to go somewhere by car. So he stopped a taxi and sat
in. During the journey, the taxi driver wanted to get to know
his passenger, so he asked: "Who are you O Shaykh?"
Shaykh replied: "Muhammad ibn 'Uthaymeen"
the taxi driver asked: "Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen?",
thinking the Shaykh was lying to him, since he could not believe
someone like the Shaykh would ever be a passenger in his taxi.
the Shaykh replied: "Yes, the Shaykh"
the taxi driver turned his head towards the Shaykh out of
sheer surprise at this fare.
Shaykh then asked: "Who are you O brother?"
the taxi driver replied: "Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz!!"
Shaykh laughed, enquiring: "You're Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez
taxi driver replied: "Yeah! just like you're Shaykh
the Shaykh said: "But Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz is
blind, and does not drive a car!!
then it dawned upon the taxi driver that the passenger sitting
next to him was indeed the Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen. And
what a fine mess he had got himself into now!"
Mushriqah min Hayaat al-Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen
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Ref: al-Madeenah ((ar-Risaalah)), number: 13788