Showing posts with label Prophet Hud. Allah ka Azaab. People of Aad. Show all posts
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Friday 30 April 2021

People of Aad: They were Destroyed by a Screaming Violent Windstorm Which Allah Imposed on Them for Seven Days and Eight Nights.

The people of Aad lived in an area between Yemen and Oman. Iram “refers to the House of the kingdom of Aad”. The city was discovered to be 4,300 years old. They were successors to the People of Noah.


In the Old Testament reference is made to a descendant of Noah named Eber.  In some traditions, he is called Heber, and known as the father of the Hebrew language

The people of Aad were known to build lofty towers, and thus the area became known as the land of a thousand pillars.  It was a civilization unlike any other.  God blessed Aad and its people. 

Allah provided them with fertile land and abundant agriculture, many children, an ample supply of livestock and easy access to water resources.  The people themselves were described as tall, strong, and well built.


In many ways, Aad could be described as a society much like many of the opulent societies that exist today.  There was an excess of wealth and the proud, arrogant people were not satisfied with fulfilling their basic needs.


They began to build towers and dwellings merely to display their wealth and they accumulated worldly possessions as if they were a people destined to live forever.


The rulers and leaders of Aad were powerful tyrants, their wealth did not make them soft, as sometimes happens, but rather they grew strong and dominated the lands around them.  Satan was among them and made their deeds seem fair seeming to them.  Their arrogance and pride grew and the worship of idols became prevalent.

The story of Aad is one for our guidance.

Aad were the strongest people of their time in their physical stature, and were the mightiest in power. But they were rebellious, arrogant, and disobedient tyrants. They worshiped false gods besides Allah. They abused the blessings and power they had, and they spread corruption on earth.


As for Aad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and they said: “Who is mightier than us in strength?” See they not that Allah who created them was mightier in strength than them. And they used to deny our verses! (Qur’an, 41:15)


Prophet Hud

As with every disbelieving nation in the past, Allah first sent a prophet to the people to remind them and call them back towards righteousness.


Allah sent the Prophet “HUD” to give the Aad the message of Islam. “HUD’ was from among the Aad himself, as Allah mentions in the Quran:


Aad denied the Messengers when their brother Hud said to them: “Will you not fear Allah?”—(Chapter 26, Verses 124 – 125) 

Hud tried to reason with his people by reminding them of the many favors Allah had given them.


But despite all of this advice, the Aad rejected their brother Hud. In fact they were pretty snarky in their responses.


Indeed, we see in you foolishness and indeed, we think you are of the liars.-(Chapter 7, Verse 66)


Have you come to us that we should worship Allah and leave what our fathers worshiped? Then bring us what you promise us if you are among the truthful.-(Chapter 7, Verse 70)


It is all the same to us if you advise us are not from among the advisors. This is not but from the customs of the former peoples and we will not be punished.(Chapter 26, Verses 136-136)


Of course, when they challenged Allah and His Messenger like this, they were just inviting destruction. But before we get to that, let’s analyze their responses.


To say this place was once luscious green, with lakes and ponds and springs, chirping birds, grazing deer, sleeping water buffaloes, and of course devouring humans would be an unaccepted blasphemy, a madman’s dream, and a creative myth. Yet it’s all true – facts are stranger than fiction.


How People of Aad Were Destroyed?

Qaum-e-Aad Par Allah ka Azaab (Punishment on People of Aad By Allah)

“Prophet “Hud” turned to God and renounced his people.  He knew that God’s punishment would be swift and severe.  A drought spread throughout the once fertile and abundant land. The people looked to the sky hoping to see signs of rain.  The punishment was obvious but still the people of Aad mocked and ridiculed Hud.


One fateful day the weather changed.  The burning heat changed to biting cold and the wind began to howl.  The savage wind increased with each new day and the people began to seek shelter.  The windstorm raged for more than a week.  It ripped apart tents and dwellings, it whipped away clothing and tore the skin from the body.


They were destroyed by a screaming violent windstorm which Allah imposed on them for seven days and eight nights straight


Allah had given them an ample period of time to know him however even the stopping of rain didn’t make them perceive Allah. Prophet "HUD” (A.S) warned them that this rain was not a cloud of rain however a cloud that incorporates wind, and on this wind, there’s Azaab (punishment).


Then when Allah informed him, Prophet Hud (A.S) moved out of the city together with his believers, as Allah’s Orders. This wind began changing into quicker; it turned so quickly that it began carrying individuals with it, and likewise no matter that got here in its approach.


These had been the identical individuals who used to say that nobody could possibly be stronger than them. They had been flying within the air banging to one another, shouts of males, girls, and youngsters could possibly be heard, and however, who might have saved them? This wind continued for 7 days and eight nights. Who might cease this rain? Every part was destroyed and nobody alive.


They didn’t even have anybody to mourn their loss of life. All of them remained immobile and vultures used to come back and eat them.


And as for Aad,–they were destroyed by a furious violent wind! Which Allah imposed on them for seven nights and eight days in succession, so that you could see men lying overthrown (destroyed), as if they were hollow trunks of date palms! Do you see any remnants of them? (Qur’an, 69:6-8)


For seven nights and eight days continuously they were battered with a cold, violent wind. Was it a massive cyclone or a turbulent wind carrying tons of sand? We don’t know. Its magnitude and nature may not be known to us, but we know it was severe and it rooted out these people.


That was the end of the Aad people. However, God saved Hud (AS) and his followers, and cut off the roots of those who rejected the Signs of their Lord and did not believe. Hud (AS) lived with his people, and eventually died. He was buried in Hadhramaut, Yemen.


 “Do you see any remnants of them?” The verse is absolutely right even if there were fossils because there are no people of Aad living today. But could it also mean they were destroyed without a trace left behind?


Now that land of people of Aad is sand dunes, the glittering night sky, remembers how it was, once a trading center, with gardens and gushing springs, inhabited by a powerful and rich civilization, but who made life hell on earth and rebelled against God.

And that was the end of people of Aad.

Let’s remember how an entire city lies buried beneath the sand we’re camping upon. Allah save us all from his Azaab. Allah sends his Rehmat on all prophets. (AMEEN)  All praises are for ALLAH

The End