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Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "(Religious) knowl-
edge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars)
ignorance (in religion) and afflictions
will appear; and Harj
will increase." It was asked, "What is Harj, O Allah's
Apostle?" He replied by beckoning with his hand indi-
cating "killing." - Bukhari


Narrated Anas: I will narrate to you a narration which
nobody will narrate to you after me. I heard the Prophet
saying, "From among the portents of the Hour is that
the religious knowledge will be taken away (by the
death of religious scholars) and general ignorance (of
religion) will appear; and the drinking appear; and the
drinking of alcoholic drinks will be

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