Humans greet each other in all kinds of ways. Even some animals seem to do it. Nose rubbing is one such way — for both humans and animals.
And some ways humans use to greet each other are, naturally, more fancy — should I say “cool” or should I say “awesome“? — than some others.
The Brits, as usual, seem to have a lock on it. They proceed from an intricate matrix: Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Night, Good Day, Hello, and the rest.
And the Devil takes what is in between? Is that how it works?
But they don’t tell you when one begins and the other ends, do they?
But the Qur’an does. And in all kinds of the fanciest ways — and in some detail too. All you need to do is to read the Qur’an.
The Americans, so typical really, just say a sweeping “Hi” and move on — at least in most cases.
But then research shows that Islam gave the world a fairly airtight and effective formula, not only to say Hi or Hello to each other, but also, at the same time, to fill each other’s lives as well as Allah’s earth with Allah’s Blessings.
Correct me if I am wrong. But I suspect the going greeting formula among Sahaabah Kiraam was Assalamu Alaikum, and it was not Sabaah Noor or a variation thereof.
And this Divine Greeting has stood the test of time for a millennium and a half — right here in this world. No matter how much Muslims and others may have tried to change it, and introduce all kinds of alternatives or shortcuts to it.
So, my question to modern-day Tech-Savvy Muslims is, hey People, is your Cell Phone or Hand-Held Gizmo the one that determines your ultimate speech patterns?
So, depending on the APP you use, Allah will become “Al”?