“Why do bad times always come upon me?”
“Times are bad now; we have lived in better times!”
“What bad luck today! I curse the time when I got up on the wrong side of the bed today!”
How often do we hear these sentences from Muslims around us? This was also witnessed when the recent corona virus pandemic occurred globally.
Abu Hurairah (rtam) narrated that the Prophet (sa) said: “Do not inveigh against time (Ad-Dahr), for Allah is time. Let not any one of you say: ‘Woe to time’, for Allah is time. Allah says: ‘The sons of Adam offend Me and say, ‘woe to time’, but they should not say ‘woe to time’. I am time! I alternate the night and the day, and if I willed, I could seize them both.’” (Muslim)
Have you ever wondered what this actually means?