Part 12A: Rights of The Scholars: [How Is The Death of Scholars Connected to Disappearance of Knowledge, When It is The Case That The Qur’aan And Sunnah Are Present?!]- By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said: If it is said, “How is death of the scholars – in reality -connected to the disappearance of Knowledge when it is the case that the Magnificent Qur’aan and the Sunnah are present, and the Books of knowledge are present, compiled and categorised?!
The answer to this is: A scholar exalts the religion and the Islamic law, so he urges the people and calls them to act upon the obligatory and recommended deeds. There are many Sunan that are compiled and written down, but were manifested through a scholar, who called the people to it, taught them [about it] and urged them to revive it, and this cannot be accomplished merely due to the presence of books.
Source: [في قلب الحدث مقالات متنوعة – pages 48. Abridged and slightly paraphrased