CHAPTER No: 45
Whoever curses Time has wronged Allah
Allah the Almighty said:
"And they say: There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (the time). And they have no knowledge of it, they only conjecture." (45:24)
Narrated Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said:
"Allah said, 'The son of Adam wrongs me for he curses Ad-Dahr (the time); though I am Ad-Dahr (the Time), in My Hands are all things, and I cause the revolution of day and night."
In another version wherein it is said:
"Do not abuse Ad-Dahr (the time); for Allah is Ad-Dahr".
Important issues of the Chapter
1) Cursing Ad-Dahr (the time) is forbidden.
2) Abusing Ad-Dahr (the time) is in fact to wrong Allah.
3) Contemplation of the statement of the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) "Verily Allah is Ad-Dahr".
4) Something may be an abuse even if such was not the heartfelt intention (of the abuser).