THE EMBEZZLEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE EXPLAINED

Hadhrat Jubair bin Nufair Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates from Hadhrat Abu Ad-Darda Radhiyallahu Anhu who said:

“We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) when he raised his sight to the sky, then he said: ‘This is the time when knowledge is to be taken from the people, until what remains of it shall not amount to anything.” 

So Ziyad bin Labid Al-Ansari Radhiyallahu Anhu asked: ‘How will it be taken from us while we recite the Qur’an. By Allah we recite it, and we make our women and children recite it?’

 He (Hadhrat Abu Ad-Darda Radhiyallahu Anhu) said:

‘May you be bereaved of your mother O Ziyad! I used to consider you among the Fuqaha of the people of Al-Madinah. The Tawrah and Injil are with the Jews and Christians, but what do they avail of them?'”

Hadhrat Jubair Radhiyallhu Anhu said: “So I met ‘Ubadah bin As-Samit (Radhiyallahu Anhu) and said to him: ‘Have you not heard what your brother Abu Ad- Darda (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said?’ Then I informed him of what Abu Ad-Darda (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said. 

He said: ‘Abu Ad-Darda (Radhiyallahu Anhu) spoke the truth. 

If you wish, we shall narrate to you about the first knowledge to be removed from the people: “It is Khushu’, soon you will enter the congregational Masjid, but not see any man in it with Khushu’.”

(Tirmidhi)

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