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18 June 2019 CE | 15 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Knowledge will Vanish

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Near the establishment of the Hour there will be days during which (religious) knowledge will be taken away (vanish) and general ignorance will spread, and there will be Al-Harj in abundance, and Al-Harj means killing.” [The Book of Al-Fitan: Sahih Bukhari]

If you think about it, the ignorance of religious knowledge, or lack of conviction in it, is the cause of all evil: Shirk, Bidaat (innovations), ignoring the commands of Allah, lying, deception, untrustworthiness, disobedience of parents, immorality, loss of Haya (modesty), murder and killing, not caring for blood relatives, obedience of the Jews and Christians and subservience to them, etc. As people are getting further away from the knowledge of the Quran and hadith they are getting deeper into misguidance and trials.

By the time a person reaches middle age they’ve read several hundred books of all sorts. Even the person with only compulsory education has gone through tens of books. Had Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asked us to read this many books of His we might have had an excuse not to. But it is only one single book that He has asked us to go through. Can we not find the time to go through one book that suffices for all of our lives? Must we delay it till the angel of death comes to us unannounced?

Muslims’ literacy of the Quran was abysmal enough when a president declared in 2001 that they would drain the swamps (madrassas) that produce the mosquitoes (ulema). The time has come that each person take it as a Fardh (obligation) to read the Tafseer of the Quran for themselves.

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