From the signs of the Last Hour

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Question: Is the death of the scholars, and the passing away of the righteous [ones considered] from [amongst] the signs of the end of time and the [Last] Hour?

Response: Yes; towards the end of time, there will be an increase in the death of the scholars, and ignorance will prevail [as occurs in the hadeeth]:

«Verily, Allaah does not take away this knowledge by snatching it from the people, but He takes away knowledge by the passing away of the scholars, so that when no scholar remains, people will turn to the ignorant as their leaders; and they [will] deliver religious verdicts without [sound] knowledge, they go astray, and lead others astray.»

…this is from [amongst] the signs of the [Last] Hour.

And [so] the Muslims should focus on [seeking] beneficial knowledge – [both in terms of] teaching and acting [upon it].

And they should [also] intensify their approach to [teaching] Sharee’ah knowledge in their schools, and their institutes and their universities, so that [this] knowledge is not lost and ignorance increases.

And if the scholars pass away, the people are in need of those who will issue them with Islaamic rulings, as well as those who will teach them – then they will takethe ignorant ones as their leaders; those who do not have any knowledge, and [as a result] they will go astray and be led astray, and there is no might nor power except with Allaah.


Translation originally published on 6 January, 2016

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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