Celia McMichael, 'Everywhere is Allah's Place': Islam and the Everyday Life of Somali Women in Melbourne, Australia, Journal of Refugee Studies, 2002 (doi) quotes a Somali refugee in Melbourne, Australia, saying she "read the Qur'an literally":
The Qur'an says you can't make bad comments about things. But for us, those kinds of things have become natural. We might say 'Amina doesn't really look good, she is short'. But you can't say those things! It is a sin if you say that people are ugly. And we shouldn't complain, but here people just say that it is cold, the weather is nasty. We are not meant to say those things; we are not supposed to criticize the nature of Allah, because it is Allah's creation. In one of the verses the prophet Mohammed says, 'if you can't say anything good or worthwhile, then don't say anything at all'. For us, those of us who don't know the verses of the Qur'an and what it actually says, we are really in trouble. It is' like someone who doesn't know the way.
This seems a bit over the top to me, and I'm curious as to whether this is a usual scholarly stance, or is more this person's interpretation.
Question: Is it wrong to criticize the weather?