شرح كتاب التوحيد Explanation of Kitaab at-Tawḥīd
Shaykh al-Islām Muhammad Ibn 'Abdil-Wahhaab
Class 46: Rabi ath-Thani.23.1433 / 3.17.2012 Explanation: Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan Taught by: Abūl-'Abbās Mūsá Richardson
"All praise is due to Allaah, alone. We praise Him and we ask Him to raise the rank of His final Messenger Muhammad and to grant him peace and all of those who have true allegiance with that great man; صلى الله عليه وسلم.
As for today's class then we have reached the chapter called, the chapter of whoever abuses time; whoever speaks ill of time, by saying, "This is a horrible day," or "This has been a dreadful month," and so on, then he has spoken ill of Allaah. How? We're going to look at with our first evidence or with the evidence that comes with this chapter. And the intention here is to give, again, some violations of proper respect for Allaah and honoring and exonerating Allaahu ta'aala. How that is relative to our tawḥīd and the completeness of our implementation of our religion..."
NOTE: You may want to skip the first 15 minutes, the class starts approximately 14 minutes and 55 seconds into the recording.
"Assalāmu 'alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Can we say 'time flies very quickly' or 'time passes by very quickly'? Are you allowed to speak about time in a positive way, such as 'I had a good time'? BaarakAllaahu feekum."
"Referring to the passing of time going quickly, then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم discussed the last days where one day would slow down. He discussed the speed of the passing of time before the last hour and that is not a violation of our tawḥīd. To speak about the speed, how fast the time passes or how slow it passes. A person says, for example, when you're doing something interesting, time flies; meaning time goes fast. There's nothing in there insulting to the idea of time or to the Creator of time. Similarly, when you are bored you see that time goes by very slowly, and that doesn't seem to indicate any negative idea about time causing harm or any negative connotation about the time. And Allaah ta'aala knows best.
Yes, you are allowed to speak about time in a good way. Na'am. There is no prohibition on that. We are prohibited from sabd-dhar, we're not prohibited from al-kalaam. We're not prohibited from speaking about time. We are prohibited from saying something negative about time. So you could say 'we had a good time,' of course you can say that. Na'am."
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