the Holy Qur'an

To the 'Ad people, (We sent) Hud, one of their (own) brethren: He said: O my people! worship God! ye have no other god but Him will ye not fear (God)?" (7:65)

"And remember how He made you inheritors after the 'Ad people and gave you habitations in the land: ye build for yourselves palaces and castles in (open) plains, and care out homes in the mountains; so bring to remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from God, and refrain from evil and mischief on the earth." (7:74)

Hath not the story reached them of those before them?- the People of Noah, and 'Ad, and Thamud; the People of Abraham, the men of Midian, and the cities overthrown. To them came their apostles with clear signs. It is not God Who wrongs them, but they wrong their own souls. (9:70)

To the 'Ad People (We sent) Hud, one of their own brethren. He said: "O my people! worship God! ye have no other god but Him. (Your other gods) ye do nothing but invent! (11:50)

"O my people! I ask of you no reward for this (Message). My reward is from none but Him who created me: Will ye not then understand? (11:51)

"And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him (in repentance): He will send you the skies pouring abundant rain, and add strength to your strength: so turn ye not back in sin!" (11:52)

They said: "O Hud! No Clear (Sign) that hast thou brought us, and we are not the ones to desert our gods on thy word! Nor shall we believe in thee! (11:53)

"We say nothing but that (perhaps) some of our gods may have seized thee with imbecility." He said: "I call God to witness, and do ye bear witness, that I am free from the sin of ascribing, to Him, (11:54)

"Other gods as partners! so scheme (your worst) against me, all of you, and give me no respite. (11:55)

"I put my trust in God, My Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He hath grasp of its fore-lock. Verily, it is my Lord that is on a straight Path. (11:56)

"If ye turn away,- I (at least) have conveyed the Message with which I was sent to you. My Lord will make another people to succeed you, and you will not harm Him in the least. For my Lord hath care and watch over all things." (11:57)

So when Our decree issued, We saved Hud and those who believed with him, by (special) Grace from Ourselves: We saved them from a severe penalty. (11:58)

Such were the 'Ad People: they rejected the Signs of their Lord and Cherisher; disobeyed His apostles; And followed the command of every powerful, obstinate transgressor. (11:59)

And they were pursued by a Curse in this life,- and on the Day of Judgment. Ah! Behold! for the 'Ad rejected their Lord and Cherisher! Ah! Behold! removed (from sight) were 'Ad the people of Hud! (11:60)

If they treat thy (mission) as false, so did the peoples before them (with their prophets),- the People of Noah, and 'Ad and Thamud; (22:42)

As also 'Ad and Thamud, and the Companions of the Rass, and many a generation between them. (25:38)

The 'Ad (people) rejected the apostles. (26:123)

Behold, their brother Hud said to them: "Will ye not fear (God)? (26:124)

"I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust: (26:125)

"So fear God and obey me. (26:126)

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds. (26:127)

"Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves? (26:128)

"And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (for ever)? (26:129)

"And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power? (26:130)

"Now fear God, and obey me. (26:131)

"Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know. (26:132)

"Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,- (26:133)

"And Gardens and Springs. (26:134)

"Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day." (26:135)

They said: "It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) admonishers! (26:136)

"This is no other than a customary device of the ancients, (26:137)

"And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!" (26:138)

So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe. (26:139)

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful. (26:140)

(Remember also) the 'Ad and the Thamud (people): clearly will appear to you from (the traces) of their buildings (their fate): the Evil One made their deeds alluring to them, and kept them back from the Path, though they were gifted with intelligence and skill. (29:38)

Before them (were many who) rejected apostles,- the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes, (38:12)

Now the 'Ad behaved arrogantly through the land, against (all) truth and reason, and said: "Who is superior to us in strength?" What! did they not see that God, Who created them, was superior to them in strength? But they continued to reject Our Signs! (41:15)

So We sent against them a furious Wind through days of disaster, that We might give them a taste of a Penalty of humiliation in this life; but the Penalty of a Hereafter will be more humiliating still: and they will find no help. (41:16)

Mention (Hud) one of 'Ad's (own) brethren: Behold, he warned his people about the winding Sand-tracts: but there have been warners before him and after him: "Worship ye none other than God: Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Mighty Day." (46:21)

They said: "Hast thou come in order to turn us aside from our gods? Then bring upon us the (calamity) with which thou dost threaten us, if thou art telling the truth?" (46:22)

He said: "The Knowledge (of when it will come) is only with God: I proclaim to you the mission on which I have been sent: But I see that ye are a people in ignorance!".. (46:23)

Then, when they saw the (Penalty in the shape of) a cloud traversing the sky, coming to meet their valleys, they said, "This cloud will give us rain!" "Nay, it is the (Calamity) ye were asking to be hastened!- A wind wherein is a Grievous Penalty! (46:24)

"Everything will it destroy by the command of its Lord!" Then by the morning they - nothing was to be seen but (the ruins of) their houses! thus do We recompense those given to sin! (46:25)

And We had firmly established them in a (prosperity and) power which We have not given to you (ye Quraish!) and We had endowed them with (faculties of) hearing, seeing, heart and intellect: but of no profit to them were their (faculties of) hearing, sight, and heart and intellect, when they went on rejecting the Signs of God; and they were (completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at! (46:26)

The 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut, (50:13)

And in the 'Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind: (51:41)

And that it is He Who destroyed the (powerful) ancient 'Ad (people), (53:50)

The 'Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth): then how terrible was My Penalty and My Warning? (54:18)

For We sent against them a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster, (54:19)

Plucking out men as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground). (54:20)

Yea, how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning! (54:21)

The Thamud and the 'Ad People (branded) as false the Stunning Calamity! (69:4)

And the 'Ad, they were destroyed by a furious Wind, exceedingly violent; (69:6)

Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the 'Ad (people),- (89:6)

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