Ignorance Becoming Widespread
States Abū Khadījah, ‘From the signs of the hour is that ignorance will become widespread and knowledge will become hard to seek due to the death of the ʿUlamāʾ.”
ʿAbdullāh Ibn ’Amr Ibn al-ʿĀs (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) said: “I heard Allāh’s Messenger (ﷺ) say:
“Verily Allāh does not take away the knowledge by snatching it away from (the hearts of) the people. But rather he takes it away by the death of the scholars, to the point that when not one scholar remains, the people will then take ignorant people as their leaders, who when consulted will give their verdict...