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When ‘Ulama pass away, this is a sign of the destruction of people

Please mention the reference for this narration:

 حدثنا أبو أسامة قال حدثنا ثابت بن زيد قال أنبأنا هلال بن خباب أبو العلاء قال: سألت سعيد بن جبير , قلت: يا أبا عبد الله, ما علامة هلاك الناس؟ قال: إذا هلك علماؤهم

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah, Imam Darimi (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this statement of Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah).

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 38361, Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 247, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 1542)

 

Translation

Abul ‘Ala Hilal ibn Khabbab (rahimahullah) says, ‘I asked Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah), O Aba ‘Abdillah, What is a sign of the destruction of people? He replied, When their ‘Ulama [learned ones] pass away’

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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