Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prophet Hūd عليه السلام

Posted by Hashim Abd Ghani On 12:28 PM

Prophet Hūd عليه السلام is mentioned seven times in the Noble Qur'an namely in the following Chapter and Verses : 

Chapter Name
Number of Chapter
Verse Numbers
50, 53, 58, 60, 89
21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Ibn ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه  is  reported to have said, ‘Verily, Prophet Hūd   عليه السلام was the first to speak the Arabic language. As narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه  , there three version of his  name and ancestors, namely :

a.      Hūd bin Syalikh bin Arfahsyaz bin Saam bin Nuh  عليه السلام
b.      Hūd bin ‘Aabir bin Syalikh bin Arfahsyaz bin Saam bin Nuh  عليه السلام
c.       Hūd bin Abdullah bin Rabah al-Jarud  bin ‘Aad bin Iram bin Saam bin Nuh  عليه السلام

 “The people of Ăd, to whom  Prophet Hūd   عليه السلام had been sent, lived in al-Ahqaf, the  curved sand hills of Ramal Moutain, Yemen in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is an area in between Aman and Hadhramaut.  They worshiped a number of idols : Shamad, Shamud and Hirr. 

Prophet Hūd عليه السلام   as the messenger of Allah, called  upon the people of Ad to worship Allah, but the leaders of the disbelievers denied and they said that Prophet Hūd   عليه السلام    was a foolish man and a liar. The disbelievers will be thrown into the “torment of fire of the Day of Resurrection”. The As disbelievers challenged Prophet Hūd   عليه السلام   to bring them the threat upon them. Then came a dense cloud towards their valleys of which they thought that the cloud is bringing rain, but no!, it is the torment that they asked for, destroying everything at the Command of the Lord. Nothing could be seen except their dwellings. It is narrated in the following Qura’n verses :

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And remember (Hūd) the brother of  Ăd , when he watned his people in Al-Ahqâf ( the curved sand-hills in the southern part of Arabian Peninsula). And surely, there have passed away warners before him and after him (saying): “worship none but Allah; truly, I fear the torment of a mighty Day (the Day of Resurrection).” (Al-Ahqâf 46:21)
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They said: “ Have you come to us away from our âlihah (gods)? Then bring us that with which you threaten us, if you are one of the truthful!” (Al-Ahqâf 46:22)

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He said: “The knowledge ( of the time of its coming) is with Allâh only. And I convey to you that is wherewith I have been sent, but I see that you are a people given to ignorance!” (Al-Ahqâf 46:23)

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Then, when they saw it as a dense cloud coming towards their valleys, they said: “This is a cloud bringing us rain!” Nay, but it is that (torment) which you are were asking to be hastened, - a wind wherein is a painful torment! (Al-Ahqâf 46:24)
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Destroying everything by the Command of its Lord! So they became such that nothing could be seen except their dwellings! Thus do We recompense the people who are Mujrimûn (criminals, sinners, polytheists, disbelievers)! (Al-Ahqâf 46:25)

 The people of Ad that were destroyed are referred to as the ‘first people of Ad; as for the ‘second people of Ad’, they are the inhabitants of Yemen from Qahtan, Saba, and their descendent. But it is also said that the ‘second people of Ad are none other than the people of Thamud.

The people of Hadhramaut say that, after Ad was destroyed, Prophet Hūd   عليه السلام lived in the land of Hadhramaut , until he died in the western part of their land, not far too far from the city of Taryam, which is near the valley of Barhut. It is worth mentioning here that there is a grave in Palestine that is erroneously said to be his.

The ruins of the Ubarite oasis and its collapsed well-spring

Ruins of the Temple of Ma’rib

References :

a. The Noble Qur'an, Ennglish Translation, Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali & Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, King Fahad Complex Qur'an Printing.
b. Atlas of the Qur'an : Dr Shauqi Abu Khalil, Darussalam, 2003.
c. Kisah Para Nabi - Tauladan Bagi Orang Berakal, Terjemahan Panel Penterjemah dan semakan Datuk Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz, Darul Fajar, 2003.
d. Map : worldatlas.com


1 comment:

  1. Watch Sacred Graves and Belongings of Prophets (A.S) of Allah at www.gravesofprophets.blogspot.com