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From the book "The Prophets of Islam"
by Syed M. Hussain Shamsi and translated by Syed Haider Hussain Shamsi
Prophet Hud was bom to Shaleh in the fifth generation from Nuh. He was appointed as the messenger from Allah to the people known as Aa'd.
These people were a tall and sturdy race. They had abandoned the worship of Allah in favor of idols hewed from stone.
Hud preached them the true path for salvation and reminded them of the benevolences that their Creator had bestowed them without their asking.
But they refused to pay attention.
Hud warned them of the punishment Allah could unleash over them for their disobedience.
They arrogantly rejected his warnings. They thought that no such punishment could ever come over them.
They had forgotten the story of the terrible deluge that had come over the people of Nuh for their rejecting of the teachings of their prophet.
At first they had to endure a total drought for three years. When Hud tried to ask for their subjugation, they taunted him:
"Go ahead and do whatever you could, because we consider you only a fool."
When Allah saw those people 'paid no heed to His signs, a terrible storin overtook them for an overwhelming duration of eight days.
There was an utter darkness, and debris flew in all directions.
The whole nation of these arrogant people perished, and Hud and only a small group of believers were saved by the Grace and benevolence of Allah.
He is known as A'eeber or A'aber in Torah.
References: al Qur'an: Sura: Aaraf, ]Lud, Ibrahim, Furqan, Shu'ra'. Ankaboot, Ha-Meem Sajdah, Ahqaf, Zatiyat, Najan, Qamar, Alhaqah and Fajar.
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