Before Qiyamah, knowledge will become ignorance

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


Can you mention the source of this narration?

لا تقوم الساعة حتى يصير العلم جهلا والجهل علما



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)



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


التخريج من المصادر العربية

مصنف ابن أبي شيبة (٣٨٧٤٣): حدثنا أبو أسامة ، عن مجالد ، عن الشعبي ، قال : لا تقوم الساعة حتى يصير العلم جهلا والجهل علما.

تعليقات الشيخ محمد عوامة على مصنف ابن أبي شيبة (٣٨٧٤٣): في إسناده مجالد، ولا يضر، فمؤيدات هذا الخبر كثيرة، وكل ما ورد مما يدل على انعكاس الأحوال في آخر الزمن: فهو مؤيد لهذا القول، ومن ذلك: «أن تلد الأمة ربتها، وأن ترى الحفاة العراة..» وغيره وغيره كثير.

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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