Could you please explain this hadith ; Do not curse on time, nor be angry with it, because Allah is the very self of time.
Submitted by on Mon, 05/04/2010 - 18:10
Dear Brother / Sister,
The Universe is travelling through the end which Allah has determined for it, going through changes and development in the course of time. This change and development makes everything that is born grow and develop, mature and die or fade. It makes every fresh thing stale, and makes anything, which is adequate today, inadequate tomorrow. After all, time keeps grinding everything like a mill. This mill does not rotate by itself; there is someone who makes it rotate. For this reason, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), seeing this devastating side of time, warned those who are angry with time, by saying: “Do not curse on time, nor be angry with it, because Allah is the very self of time.” (Musned, 5/299, 311; also see Bukhari, interpretation of chapter 45, 1; tawhid, 35; adab, 101; Muslim elfaz, 1-6; Abu Dawud, adab, 169) and he emphasized that it is not the time which makes everything come to an end. Moreover, Allah the Supreme also stated the same reality by pointing out to the ignorance of the people who consider time the god, whose ears and hearts are sealed and eyes are blinded, and who say “nothing but time can destroy us” (al-Jathiyah, 24). As a matter of fact, time is a servant of Allah, too, and its duty is to grind beings.
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