How Does One Understand The Hadith About Cursing Time? Ask Shaykh YQ #208

Yasir Qadhi

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Brother Mohammed from Bangalore emails me Bangalore India and asks about the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu it he was selling them to suit Buddha Hara, for under doubt, do not close time for I am time or in another version for Allah His time. So in one version it is in the first person. And in the second version it is the profitsystem saying do not curse time because Allah Himself his time and he says how can we understand this hadith? Because clearly time is not one of the names of a lot to handle what the other

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Actually, to understand this idea, we need to understand pre Islamic customs, the jahi Arabs, they would blame bad occurrences on the time. And as Allah says, in the Koran, we'll call you in here in La Jolla tuna dunya in a mood to enter here warmer your Luna Illa dar, they would say that this is our life we live we die, and it's only time that shall destroy us. And when something bad would happen to them, they would curse time they would curse time. Now we have to understand they are using the word time dollar. The way that you know in early in, you know, medieval Europe, the term fate would be used. We don't use it anymore that much. But in Shakespearean plays, for example,

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okay, one would curse one's fate. Okay, this is the way that we're using the word adad or time. So even though technically, we translate a dahar as time realistically what is meant is khadir or fate. So when the Arabs would say, you know, I'm cursing time, it is the equivalent of you know, a Westerner 400 years ago, you know, cursing his fate, this is the equivalent to what is what is intended. Or you know, like, you know, one would say in that timeframe, you know, that one would say that I curse the day I was born, I curse the day my mother gave birth to me, you know something of this nature. And in reality, when you speak like this, what you are cursing which you are speaking

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ill about is Allah cutter. And so when the Prophet salallahu it who sent him said do not curse time, because Allah azza wa jal is a dar. Really what the Hadith implies or how it should be understood, is that do not curse your destiny, your color, because color comes from a lot of what other comes from Allah. So when you curse cutter, you are in reality, are we to be any cursing Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah is the one who decides other. And Allah is the one who decrees Qatar. And so to say vulgar things against your fate, against time against your fate, is effectively saying vulgar things against the one who decided that fate and that is none other than Allah subhana wa Tada. Now,

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to be clear, you don't have to be happy about your cutter. You can work to change your other. You can make dua to Allah to change your color, you should try to change something that is negative in your life. But you don't say something with your tongue against Qatar, you do not say vulgarities against fate and against you know what has happened to you. You accept for the time being you accept status quo, even as you work to change the status quo. This is the technical fine line, status quo, something happens May Allah protect all of us somebody has been in an accident. You have to accept it. You have to accept it. Now your car is damaged, somebody is sick? Aren't you gonna take that

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person to the hospital? You're changing, you're trying to change them? Aren't you going to work harder to get the car back? Yes. So you want to change the status quo of color. But you do not say anything about what has just happened. That is negative. You say in the law when they read your own, Allah has the right to decide in decree, we will ask Allah for patients may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy. This is what you say. So this hadith needs to be understood that in reality, yes, I'm not saying it's an incorrect translation to say do not Chris time that's literally what it says. But I'm saying well, we need to understand is that pre Islamic how Arabs would use the word time, the

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way that we in the West would use the word fate and it has the same concept and connotation. And therefore what is intended by this hadith is that we do not curse one's fate and one's destiny. Rather we accept it and do not say anything vulgarity, vulgar about it, and we

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can work to change it as we said in the future will love huhtala