Who is the Prophet Hud (as)? After Noah’s Flood, Hz. Hud’s (as) life, stories and miracles are in this article.
The Prophet Hud is one of the prophets whose stories are told in the Qur’an and was sent to the people of Ad as a prophet. His name is mentioned in the suras of A’raf, Hud, Shuara and Ahqaf.
The Life of the Prophet Hud
He is descended from Sam, the son of Noah (as), and his name is Abir. His nickname is Nebiyyullah. He is one of the prophets whose names are mentioned in the Qur’an. It is estimated that he is the Eber prophet whose name is mentioned in the Torah.
In some Islamic sources, the Prophet Hud lived for 150 years and the time when he was a prophet is approximately BC. It is written that it is around 2400.
He always worshiped Allahu ta’ala since his childhood. The prophet Hud (pbuh), who was also interested in trade, was both compassionate and very generous.
Noah’s flood After he became one of his grandchildren, Ad settled in Yemen, called Ahqaf. In time, Ad’s descendants multiplied and became a great people. This people was called the people of Ad.
The tribe of Ad was one of the first tribes to settle in the Arabian peninsula, which was called Arabul-ariba. This region in Yemen was a very fertile place, a homeland with plenty of grass, water and various blessings.
According to what is told in Sura Shuara, there were flowing rivers, vineyards, gardens, herd animals, underground water tanks and mansions, palaces. Its people, on the other hand, were stout, strong and strong people compared to others.
The people of Ad looked at the abundance of their wealth, blessings and material power, and they deviated from the true path and their religion. They oversized.
They forgot Allah and started to worship various idols they had made. With the material power in their hands, they terrorized their surroundings, persecuting the poor, the weak and other tribes.
So much so that they made people work like slaves and even killed them with various tortures.
The story of the Prophet Hud
Allah sent Hud ‘alaihis-salâm’ as a prophet to guide this people who went astray and went astray. This situation is described in the Qur’an as follows.
We sent their brother Hud as a prophet to the people of Ad. Hud (as) told them; ”O my people! worship Allah. There is no one else to worship except Him. Aren’t you still afraid of his torment?” (Surah A’raf 65)
Hud ‘alaihis-salam began his mission of conveying his people to the right path. He advised his people not to worship idols, to repent of oppression and sins, and called them to pray and thank God.
However, the people of Ad did not listen to him and acted both rudely and in denial towards him.
Upon this state of the people of the prophet Hud, he said to them, “If you do not follow the right path, for your information, I am doing my duty to convey to you; Will my Lord send you a painful torment and you will perish?” he said.
The people of Ad, who were benevolent and perverted, said to Hud, “We will not abandon our idols until you bring a miracle.”
Miracles of Hazrat Hud
If the prophet Hud asked them, what is the miracle you want?’ said. They said, “Turn the wind in any direction you want!”
Hud (as) prayed to Allah. God said to him, “Point to whichever direction you want with your hand!” said. When he pointed to the wind with his hand, the wind began to blow in that direction.
Then they demanded that the big rocks be soil. He also prayed, and with his prayer, these requests were also fulfilled. Even though these miracles happened, they did not believe, they got angry and this time they wanted the wool of the sheep to be silk.
The Prophet Hud (pbuh) prayed again and the wool of the sheep turned into silk. The people of Ad, on the other hand, did not believe in these miracles by inventing something.
Finally he said, “Have you come to separate us from our idols? If you are telling the truth, let’s see the torment you threatened us with!” they said.
Hud ‘alaihis-salam did not give up and continued to preach to his people so that they would come to believe. But few people believed. After a while, his people insulted him and beat him until they passed out.
The Prophet Hud (pbuh), who was convinced that his people would not be reformed anymore, opened his hands and prayed, “O Lord! You see everything. I conveyed the message to them. O Lord! Give them a calamity to learn from?”
How the People of Ad Perished
The Almighty God, who accepted this prayer, first gave the people of Ad the scourge of drought and famine. The waters of its springs, which flowed for 3 years, dried up. The foliage turned yellow and wilted. well-known and famous İrem Vineyards it disappeared.
The people of Ad became so in need of a sip of water and a piece of bread. Their animals perished from thirst. A sweltering dry wind was blowing constantly, people were barely opening their mouths and breathing hard. He could hardly see through the dust.
In all these events, Hud did not remain idle, constantly inviting his people to faith, repentance and forgiveness. This situation is explained in the 52nd verse of Hud Surah as follows.
”O my people! Ask forgiveness from your Lord. Then repent to Him so that He will send down on you abundant blessings (rain to grow crops) from the sky and increase you by adding strength to your strength. Do not turn away from faith by insisting on your sins.
Unfortunately, this last communiqué of Hud ‘alaihis-salam’ was not enough to bring that people to their senses. Moreover, they tried to kill Hud with torture. As such, it was reported to them that the torment was coming.
There was a morning when this blessed prophet gathered the believers. As the sun was rising, a black cloud appeared on the horizon. Seeing this, the people of Ad said, “Here comes the rain”.
The prophet Hud said to them, “No, it is a wind that brings pain and suffering. He destroys everything.” And then that wind made a terrible noise and covered the valley.
That wind, which was extremely fast, cold and strong, was blowing everything away like straw. This wind is expressed as “shakes” (scorching wind) in the 16th verse of Fussilet Sura, and the days of torment of that nation as “eyyâm-ı nahisat”.
Against this wind, the people of Ad were thrown into the air and shattered together with the trees and stones they cling to in order to escape. All those who rebelled died and fell to the ground.
Then that wind dragged those people into the sea. Nothing remained of their glorious possessions and they perished.
Where Did the Prophet Hud Die?
The Qur’an describes the destruction of the people of Ad as follows. ”Finally the hud We saved the Prophet (pbuh) and those who believed with him with our mercy, and we cut off the roots of those who did not believe by denying and denying Our verses.” (Surah A’raf: 72)
Prophet Hud and those who believed in him were protected by Allah in this fierce storm. That fierce storm, which destroyed those who disbelieved in disbelief, was blowing like a refreshing and comforting light wind on the believers.
When the people of Ad were destroyed, Hud ‘alaihis-salam went to Mecca with those who believed in him and engaged in worship and obedience in the place where the Kaaba was located. He subsequently died there.
It is rumored that his grave is located in the place called Hijr in the Harem-i şerif (the mosque around the Kaaba-i tremendousa).