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(Peace be upon him)
Allah, The Almighty, sent His Messengers to show people the righteous way of worshipping the one and only creator. But as the nature of human beings, they went astray again and started prostrating before idols and pleasing Satan (Shaitan). Then Allah, The Almighty, sent down his Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) to the people of Aad.
[And to Aad was sent Hood from their brethren. He said, O my people! Worship Allah, you have no God other than He, then do you not fear?]
((Holy Quran, Chapter:7, Verse:65
Allah, The Almighty, has made it clear in the above verse of the Holy Quran that Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) was sent to his people. He came down to them and ordered them to worship Allah, The Almighty, and advised them to ask forgiveness for their sins.
[And O my people! Beg forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to Him, He will send over you heavy rain and will add strength to your strength, and turn not away your faces as culprits.]
(Holy Quran, Chapter:11, Verse:52)
He said to his people another time:
[O my people, I do not ask you for any money for this. My wage is only from Him who created me, have you then no wisdom.]
( (Holy Quran, Chapter:11, Verse:51
But they did not accept his message and said to him:
[O Hood, you have not come to us with any proof, so we are not going to leave our gods just because you said nor are we going to believe what you say.]
Holy Quran, Chapter:11, Verse:53))
Some of his people said to him:
[We find you foolish and we surely think of you as one of the liars.]
( Holy Quran, Chapter:7, Verse:66)
Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) replied to them:
[O my people, there is no concern of foolishness with me, I am indeed a Messenger from the Lord of the worlds. I deliver to you the message of my Lord and I am your trustworthy well wisher.]
(Holy Quran, Chapter:7, Verse:67-68)
Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) made a tireless effort to bring his people to the righteous path and told them to fear a terrible punishment from Allah, The Almighty, and said:
[Undoubtedly I fear for you the torment of a great day. They said, have you come for this that you may turn us away from our Gods? Bring us that then which you promise, if you are truthful.]
(Holy Quran, Chapter:46, Verses:21-22)
When the effort of Prophet Hood (Peace be upon him) did not meet with much success, Allah decided to let them taste the punishment.
[When they saw the torment, like clouds spreading in the sides of the sky coming toward their vallies, they said, this is a cloud which will rain over us. Not so, rather it is that which you sought to hasten, a wind storm wherein is a painful torment. It destroyed everything by the command of its Lord, and by morning they remained as they were not seen but their deserted dwellings.]
( (Holy Quran, Chapter:46, Verses:24-25
This painful torment continued playing havoc.
[Seven nights and eight days consecutively, then see, those people in its lying down, as though they were trunks of palm-trees lying down.]
( (Holy Quran, Chapter:69, Verse:7
So Allah, The Almighty, destroyed these very powerful and rich people from their roots. Their habitations, which fell to ruins, can still be seen today. This tribe lived somewhere in the southern part of Saudi Arabia, close to Oman and Yemen.
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