This Is Our Call – This is Our Call (The Way of the Salaf) – by Imaam Al-Albaanee
THIS IS OUR CALL
When Allaah wants to take away the knowledge, He will not snatch it away from the hearts of the scholars, such that the scholar becomes like someone who never learned anything in the first place, no.
This is not from the Sunnah (way) of Allaah when dealing with His servants, especially His righteous servants – to take away the knowledge that they have acquired for the sake of Allaah, ‘azza wa jail…. Allaah is just and fair in His rulings –
He does not snatch the knowledge away from the hearts of the true scholars.
But rather, it is from the Sunnah of Allaah with His creation that He takes away the knowledge by taking away the scholars [i.e. causing them to die], as He did with the chief of all scholars and prophets and messengers, Muhammad it.
“…Until there does not remain any scholar, the people will take ignorant leaders, who will be asked questions and then give fatwa (religious rulings) without knowledge.
So they will go astray and cause others to go astray.”
This does not mean that Allaah will leave the earth void of any scholar, through which Allaah’s proof can be established upon His servants, but rather it means that the more that time continues to pass, the more that knowledge decreases.
And we will continue increasing in this condition of less and deficient knowledge, until there does not remain on the face of this earth, anyone who says: “Allaah, Allaah.” You hear this hadeeth many times, and it is an authentic hadeeth: