The Lives of the Prophets: Prophet Huud (‘alayhis-salaam) Part 1

Prophet Huud (‘alayhis salaam)

Part 1

 

Allaah sent Huud (‘alayhis salaam) to the people of ‘Aad.

 

Allaah says that the people of ‘Aad lived in Al-Ahqaaf. This is mentioned in Surat Al-Ahqaaf. It means ‘Sand Dunes’. Its now a desert area in Yemen. They lived in the area of Hadanuut.

 

Allaah described the people of ‘Aad in the Qur’aan. They used to worship idols, “He has increased you amply in stature.”

 

7:69. “Do you wonder that there has come to you a Reminder (and an advice) from your Lord through a man from amongst you that He may warn you? And remember that He made you successors after the people of Nuuh (Noah), and increased you amply in stature. So Remember the graces (bestowed upon you) from Allaah, so that you may be successful.”

 

They were huge, tall and strong and well-built. As a society Allaah told them:

 

26:132. “And keep your duty to Him; fear Him who has aided you with all (good things) that you know.

26:133. “He has aided you with cattle and children.

26:134. “And Gardens and springs.

 

 

 

 

Allaah has said about them:

26:128. “Do you construct on every elevation a sign, amusing yourselves,

26:129. “And take for yourselves palaces and fortresses that you might abide eternally?

26:130. “And when you strike, you strike as tyrants.

26:131. “So fear Allaah and obey me.

 

 

They became so luxurious and so wealthy that were spending their money in a wasteful way. The people of ‘Aad had so much additional wealth they fell into the trap of using money for pride and arrogance after satisfying your basic needs.

 

They started building monuments over mountains, for pride, to show off. They built palaces so fine as if they thought they were going to live forever.

 

They were powerful tyrants, putting all this together Allaah said:

89:7 [With] Iram – who had lofty pillars,

89:8 The likes of whom had never been created in the land

Allaah did not create anyone similar to them.

 

Their society was unsurpassed by anyone in their time.

 

Allaah sent Huud to them. His Message was the same Message of Nuuh (‘alayhis salaam).

 

 

7:65. and to ‘Ad (people, we sent) their brother Huud. He said: “O My people! Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but Him. (Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah: none has the Right to be worshipped but Allaah). Will you not fear (Allaah)?”

 

 

11:52. “And O My people! Ask Forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimeen (criminals, disbelievers In the Oneness of Allaah).”

11:53. they said: “O Huud! No evidence have you brought us, and we shall not leave our gods for your (mere) saying! And we are not believers in you.

11:54. “All that we Say is that some of our gods (false deities) have seized you with evil (madness).” He said: “I call Allaah to witness and bear you witness that I am free from that which You ascribe as partners In worship, –

 

 

They started to accuse Huud of being insane.

 

If you refuse one Messenger, it is as if you refuse them all because they came with the same Message.

 

26:123. ‘Ad (people) denied the Messengers.

 

The leaders said:

 

7:66. The leaders of those who disbelieved among his people said: “Verily, we see you in foolishness, and Verily, we think you are one of the liars.”

 

 

 

23:33. And the chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting In the Hereafter, and to whom we had given the luxuries and comforts of This life, said: “He is no more than a human being like you, he eats of that which you eat, and drinks of what you drink.

23:34. “If you were to obey a human being like yourselves, Then Verily! You indeed would be losers.

23:35. “Does he promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones, you shall come out alive (resurrected)?

23:36. “Far, very far is that which you are promised.

23:37. “There is nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we are not going to be resurrected!

23:38. “He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allaah, but we are not going to believe in him.”

 

 

To be contined in shaa Allaah…

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