How Allah vanished the people of Aad (Hazrat Hud A.S.) with a tornado?

The stories of Prophets of Islam Allah had sent down a total of 124,000 Prophets for the guidance of mankind. These prophets were not sent down at one time, rather were sent down in different time periods. The very first Prophet being Adam (may Allah be pleased with him) and the last being Muhammad (PBUH).

The source of guidance for all the Muslims is Quran (the Holy Book revealed to the last Prophet) and Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH). Evidence from both sources reveals the name of few Prophets.

Also, both sources have revealed interesting stories of some of the Prophets. Here we will share some incidents and authentic stories of Hazrat Hud A.S.

The people of Aad were an ancient tribe of Saudi Arabia. Their city was known as Iram. The tribe was popular for its cleverness and physical strength.

They were so strong and intelligent that they could carve mountains and use it as their homes. They had created mansions supported by beautiful and strong pillars. 

According to narrations they were so big they could uproot trees with their bare hands, they were giants, very big, strong and also very clever.

However, they started feeling proud of themselves. They started to wonder about themselves and forgot about Allah. Rather than being thankful to Allah Almighty for giving them intelligence and blessing them with the strength, they started boosting upon themselves.

Their abundant money and power made them feel that they did not need Allah: fools they were! Moving away from Allah let them to the wrong paths.

They got involved in unethical activities. They formulated Gangs which used to rob the people traveling by. They were also involved in killing the people passing by their city.

Belonging to the same proud was Hazrat Hud (may Allah be pleased with him). He did not think like them, he neither belonged to any of the gangs.

He would rather disagree with people of Aad upon their behavior and thinking. He tried to tell them that the way of life they have chosen is not the right one, he preached them to revert to Allah.

But mostly they would laugh at Hazrat Hud (may Allah be pleased with him) when he would tell them that Allah Almighty would punish them for their bad deeds. 

They were being clever as they thought they were the intelligent ones. Because of their attitude, Allah decided to punish them.

Hazrat Hud (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked to take the believers along with him in a big cave that was located near the city. 

This tomb, in Hadhramaut, Yemen belongs to Hud (upon him be peace) who was sent as a Prophet to the people of ‘Aad.

The very next day a tornado hit the city of Iram which wiped out the people of Aad. Only Hud (may Allah be pleased with him) and the people around him were saved.

The Quran gives the location of Aad as being Al-Aḥqaf‎‎, it is believed to have been in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, possibly in eastern Yemen and/or western Oman.

Hazrat Hud A.S. along with the people who had accepted Islam that time left for another city. Quran talks about the people of Thamud. People of Aad were actually the ancestors of people of Thamud. Allah sent Hazrat Saleh A.S. upon them.

This tomb, in Hadhramaut, Yemen belongs to Hud (upon him be peace) who was sent as a Prophet to the people of ‘Aad.