According to Islamic tradition, ʽAd (also rendered Aad ), who came from the northeast and was the progenitor of the Adites, was the son of Uz (عوض), who was the son of Aram (إرم), who was the son of Shem, the son of Noah (سام بن نوح).
‘ Aad are mentioned as another Arabian tribe destroyed by God for rejecting their Prophet Hud. Traditional Quranic commentaries assumed that they were a South Arabian people, but it turns out, they had their base in Wadi Ramm in present-day Jordan.
The people of aad were an old tribe of Saudi Arabia, living in a city called Iram. The tribe was famous for physical strength and cleverness and was called giants. The nation of aad was so intelligent and strong that they can even carve mountains to make them their houses.
[Encyclopedia of Islam]. With the advance of material civilization, the Thamud people became godless and arrogant, and were destroyed by an earthquake[as mentioned above]. The ruins of this city are now discovered near the modern city of Al Ula, which lies on the route from Madina to Tabuk in Saudi Arabia.
Here’s how Allah describes their punishment. “And as for Aad, they were destroyed by a screaming violent windstorm which Allah imposed on them for seven days and eight nights straight. So you could see the people therein fallen as if they were hollow trunks of palm trees.
God sent down a female camel as his sign, and Ṣāliḥ told his countrymen that they should not harm the camel and allow it to drink from their well. But the Thamūd cut its hamstring or otherwise wounded it. God then destroyed the tribe except for Ṣāliḥ and a few other righteous man.
Enoch is Idris the prophet. He was the first of Adam’s children to be given prophecy and the first to write with a pen.
The destruction of the ʿĀd is described in the Quran: So when they saw it as a cloud advancing towards their valleys, they said: “This is just a passing cloud that will bring us rain.” “No. It is what you were trying to hasten: The wind which carries the grievous punishment!
Shuaib, Shoaib or Shuʿayb (Arabic: شعيب, IPA: [ʃuʕajb]; meaning: “who shows the right path”), was an ancient Midianite Nabi (Prophet), sometimes identified with the Biblical Jethro. He is mentioned in the Quran a total of 11 times.
|ʾIdrīs ‘ name in Islamic calligraphy|
Quran 15:80-83 We gave them Our revelations, but they turned away from them. They used to carve homes in the mountains, feeling secure. But this is exactly what we found in Petra, stone age city with people still carving their homes in rocks and carved Allah’s name.
‘Cities of Salih’), or Al-Ḥijr (ٱلْحِجْر) is an archaeological site located in the area of AlUla within Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains date from the Nabatean kingdom (1st century AD).