The Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) told us that one of the signs of the approach of the Hour is that time will pass more quickly.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) that the Messenger of Allah (glad) said,
“Time will pass more quickly, knowledge will diminish, tribulations will appear, miserliness will be widespread, and there will be a lot of Harj.” It was asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is Harj?” He said,
“Killing, killing. “
Scholarly opinions concerning the words “Time will pass more quickly”
There are several opinions:
What is meant is that there will be little blessing in time. The errands and deeds that those who came before were able to do in an hour, those who come later will not be able to do it in several hours.
Ibn Hajar (رحمة الله عليه).,,. said, “This has happened in our own time. We see the days passing quickly in a way that we did not see in the times that preceded ours. “
(Another view is that people of that time will get closer to one another due to the availability of means of communication, vehicles, and aircrafts which have brought them closer.
Another view is that it refers to the quick passage of time, in the true sense, toward the end of time, because Allah will make the days as long as He wills and as short as He wills; Allah alternates night and day.
This is confirmed by the longs days during the Dajjaal, where a day will be like a year, or like a month, or like a week in its length. Just as days can get longer, they too can also get sh01ter; however, this has not yet happened.
Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Messenger of Allah(صلي الله عليه وسلم) said, “The Hour will not begin until time passes more quickly; thus a year will be like a month, a month like a week, a week like a day, a day like an hour, and an hour like a flash of fire. “
What is meant is that an hour at that time will be like a fire in a palm leaf; it flares quickly and then dies out.
It was also said that time passing more quickly means that lifespan will get shorter