"Then, when they (A'ad) saw a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they said: ‘Here is a cloud bringing us rain.’ No, but it is that very calamity which you did seek to hasten, a wind wherein is grievous penalty, destroying all things by commandment of its Lord.
And morning found them so that nothing could be seen, besides their dwellings. Thus we treat the guilty folk." (XL VI: 24 & 25) Look at the fear of Allah in the heart of a person who is the best of all creation. In spite of a clear verse in the Qur’aan that Allah would not punish the people so long as Nabi SAW was with them (Al-Qur’aan VIII: 33), he has so much fear of Allah in him, that a strong wind reminds him of the punishment awarded to the people in the past. Now let us look into our own hearts for a moment. Although we are fully saturated with sins, yet none of the unusual phenomena viz: earthquake, lightning, etc., arouses the least fear of Allah in our hearts and, instead of resorting to Istighfaar or Salah at such times, we only indulge in absurd investigations.