Prophet Hud (pbuh)
NAME: Hud (pbuh)
FATHER: Abdullah bin Riah bin Haloos bin Aad bin Aus bin
Saam bin Nuh.
Prophet Hud (pbuh) was sent to the people of Aad. Aad was situated in Ahqaaf (which is plural of Hoqf means a raised spot in the desert). It is said to have been located in Yemen at the shores of the sea of Oman.
Prophet Hud (pbuh) was born amongst these people who were very strong and very rich. They however worshipped idols. Prophet Hud (pbuh) spent a long time preaching to them to worship the one and only god - their creator Allah. The people were stubborn and refused to listen to him except very few. Allah punished the people of Aad by sending a drought (no rain).
The people still would not believe and mocked Hud (pbuh) even beating him up. He warned them of a greater punishment but they just ignored him. When the hardships became great they all came to Prophet Hud's house and asked him to pray for rain. He prayed for rain and the people had food again but they still refused to correct themselves.
In fact they defied Prophet Hud (pbuh) to bring the punishment that he had said Allah would send on them if he was true. Prophet Hud (pbuh) told them that the knowledge of when was only with Allah.
Soon they saw a cloud coming towards them. Thinking it was rain they gathered underneath it. However it was a blast of strong violent wind (like a cyclone) and it killed all the people of Aad.
Prophet Hud (pbuh) and a few believers were saved and it is said Hud (pbuh) moved to Hadhremaut (Yemen). It is said he died there and is buried there too.