The following is adapted from a swuhbah by Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on 10th February 2010.
In the time of the Prophet (s.a.w.), some Jews distorted the sound of the salam into a vulgar word when they greeted Rasulullah (s.a.w.), and that act brought Divine Anger upon them.
… And when they come unto thee they greet thee with a greeting wherewith Allah Greeteth thee not, and say within themselves, “Why should Allah Punish us for what we say?” Hell will suffice them; they will feel the heat thereof - a hapless journey’s end! (Surah al-Mujadilah:8)
All the prophets brought a fundamental message for their umam. We must have that principle within ourselves to want to listen to and obey all Divine Orders. People of the 21st Century believe that they have achieved great advancements and have made spectacular progress in science, yet spiritually, they have actually regressed to the level of animals; they no longer listen and obey. Thos…