Allah has sent down a total of 124,000 Prophets for the guidance of mankind. One of those prophets was Prophet Hud A.S who was sent down on the people of Aad who are also known to be the tribe of Aad giants.
The people of Aad were known for their physical strength
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 and therefore, they are also called giants.
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.
They started feeling proud of their power
According to narrations, the people of Aad were so big they could uproot trees with their bare hands, they were giants, very big, strong and also very clever. The world has never seen any human being like them.
On this, the people of Aad 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 the people of Aad feel that they did not need Allah: fools they were! Moving away from Allah let them to the wrong paths. Recommended: How Allah destroyed the people of Thamud?
Hazrat Hud A.S. kept on preaching them about Allah
People of Aad 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.
On this, Allah sent Prophet Hud A.S upon them to teach them about the right path. He disagreed 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.
Allah decided to punish them
People of Aad used to laugh at Prophet Hud A.S 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.
Due to their attitude, Allah decided to punish the people of Aad. Prophet Hud A.S was asked to take the believers along with him in a big cave that was located near the city.
They were hit by a tornado
The very next day a tornado hit the city of Iram which wiped out the people of Aad. Now, the world can only see giants skeletons of Aad tribe.
Only Prophet Hud A.S 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.
Prophet Hud A.S. along with the people who had accepted Islam that time left for another city. Quran also talks about the people of Thamud. People of Aad were actually the ancestors of the people of Thamud. Allah sent Hazrat Saleh A.S. upon them.
This tomb, in Hadhramaut, Yemen belongs to Prophet Hud A.S who was sent as a Prophet to the people of Aad.