Praise be to Allah.
It is not permissible for a man to curse life if he feels fed
up, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, in
a hadeeth qudsi (holy narration) that Allah says, “The son of Adam offends
Me by inveighing against [the vicissitudes of] time, and I am Time. In My
Hand is the alternation of night and day.” It was also narrated that the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Do not inveigh
against time, for Allah is Time”, i.e., He is the One Who is controlling
time. So when man is afflicted with calamity, he must be patient and seek
reward, for Allah has enjoined patience.
And Allah said to His Prophet ` (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) (interpretation of the meaning):
“This is of the news of the unseen which We reveal unto you
(O Muhammad); neither you nor your people knew it before this. So be
patient. Surely, the (good) end is for the Muttaqoon (the pious)” [11:49]
Let man know that no matter what happens there is something
worse than that somewhere else in the world. If he understands that, then
his problem will become easier to bear.
Allah knows best.
From the fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih ‘Uthaymeen for al-Da’wah magazine, issue # 1757, p. 45