📖Sahih Muslim 2673 a
‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people but He takes away knowledge by taking away the scholars, so that when He leaves no learned person, people turn to the ignorant as their leaders; then they are asked to deliver religious verdicts and they deliver them without knowledge, they go astray, and lead others astray.
- This hadith from Sahih Muslim, narrated by Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As, highlights the importance of preserving knowledge and the role of scholars in guiding society. The hadith states that Allah does not take away knowledge by forcefully removing it from people, but by taking away scholars. When there are no scholars left, people turn to ignorant leaders for guidance, who lack knowledge and understanding of religion. These leaders will then make judgments and decisions without proper knowledge and understanding, leading themselves and others astray from the correct path. This hadith emphasizes the importance of seeking knowledge and preserving it, as well as the responsibility of scholars to guide and educate their communities. It also serves as a warning against blindly following ignorant leaders who lack knowledge and understanding of religion.