“When I (Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi), informed Shaikh Al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy upon him, of the death of his Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, he could not stop himself from crying, his eyes were filled with flowing tears, and he spoke of him with compassionate, righteous words. So he, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, and I wrote this down from him:
‘To Allaah we belong and to Him we return. Oh Allaah! Recompense me for my affliction and replace it for me with something better. May Allaah have mercy upon him, a vast mercy. And may He reward him well on behalf of Islaam and the muslims.
Every son of a female, even if he is well for a long time
will, one day, be carried on a bier [to his grave]
Indeed Shaikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, was from the elite of the scholars. We ask Allaah, the Most High, to make Paradise his dwelling. If this life were to last forever for anyone, it would have lasted as such for Mustafaa, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam.
May Allaah have mercy on him and may He cause us and him to be with the righteous.’”
Ma’a Shaikhinaa Naasirus-Sunnnah … of Shaikh Ali Hasan, p. 15.