The Hadeeth: “Anyone who dies without knowing the Imaam of his time will die the death of Jaahiliyyah”

Question 32:  Anyone who dies without knowing the Imaam of his time will die the death of one belonging to Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaamic time of ignorance).  What is the degree of authenticity of this Hadeeth?

Answer: The Hadeeth in this wording was fabricated by the Shiites and falsely ascribed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Shaykh of Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah,wrote in his book Minhaj Al-Sunnah… read more here.