Shaykh ibn Baz, may Allah have mercy on him, was born in 1330H and grew up in a good family. He memorized the entire Qur’an before the age of puberty and studied with the scholars in his homeland before travelling to seek knowledge in other countries.
He was a true leader, the Imam of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah and the Renewer (Mujaddid) of the Religion in this age. How many sunan did Allah revive through him, and how many bid’ah were done away with! How many people were stirred up from their state of negligence and guided away from error! He was one of the leaders of the pious referred to in the ayah(interpretation of the meaning):
” ‘ … make us leaders for al-muttaqun (the pious).’ “