Cursing Al-Dahr


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Q 3: Do not curse time, as I am Time; I turn around... Is this a Hadith? If so, is this its authentic text? What does it mean?


A: Al-Bukhari and Muslim related on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Allah (Exalted be He) says: 'The son of Adam hurts Me by cursing time, as I am Time. I turn around the night and day.' In another narration, Do not curse time, as Allah is Time. When explaining the meaning of this Hadith, Al-Baghawy (may Allah be merciful to him) stated, "The Arabs were in the habit of defaming and cursing time when disasters and calamities occurred. They used to say: 'Time has struck us' or 'Time has destroyed us.' As they ascribed all calamities that befell them to time, they cursed what they thought had caused them, but they were in fact cursing Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) as He is the One Who actually caused them to happen. Therefore, they were forbidden to curse time in this manner."May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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