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Before Qiyamah, knowledge will become ignorance

Question

Can you mention the source of this narration?

لا تقوم الساعة حتى يصير العلم جهلا والجهل علما

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of the famous Tabi’i; Imam Sha’bi (rahimahullah).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 38743. Also see footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah hafizahullah)

 

Translation

Qiyamah will not occur until knowledge becomes ignorance and ignorance is regarded as knowledge

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar