Religion Wiki

Hud (prophet)

34,279pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0
Hud (Arabic: هود‎) is the name of a prophet of Islam, the prophet known in the Old Testament as Eber.[1] The eleventh sura of the Qur'an, Hud, is named after him, though the narrative of Hud comprises only a small portion of the sura, 11:50–60. Some Muslims believe that Hud lived for about 150 years and received revelations and prophethood sometime around 2400 BC.[2][3]

The Story of Hud

The Qur'an states that Hud was sent as a warning to the people of 'Ad (عاد). The recently discovered city of Ubar, mentioned in the Qur'an as Iram (إرَم), is believed to have been the capital of 'Ad.

Although there is no mention of the amount of time elapsed after Noah in the Qur'an, according to Islamic secular tradition of history (but not from the Quran or Hadith), Hud was born five generations after Nuh (نوح), as was Eber but only according to the Septuagint. In that time, his people had completely forgotten about The Flood that had struck generations past and had begun worshipping idols made of stone. Despite Hud's warnings and admonitions the people persisted in their idolatry (shirk). To punish them, Allah sent a drought. Even after the drought, the people would not relent, so they were destroyed in a large storm from which only Hud and a few believers emerged.

Some Muslims believe that Hud lived for about 150 years and received revelations and prophethood sometime around 2400 BC. The Quran and Muhammad said nothing about the exact amount of years of Hud's lifespan or when exactly he was sent (it mentioned only after Noah). Thus, this debate subject to academic discussion on secular level.

Several sites are revered as his tomb, the most noted of which is located in the deserted village of the Wadi Hadhramaut, in Yemen.

References in the Qur'an



External links

Part of a series on the

Allah · Oneness of God
Muhammad · Other prophets


Profession of faith · Prayer
Fasting · Charity · Pilgrimage

Text and laws

Qur'an · Sunnah · Hadith
Fiqh · Sharia · Kalam · Sufism

History and Leadership

Timeline · Spread of Islam
Ahl al-Bayt · Sahaba
Sunni · Shi'a
Rashidun · Caliphate

Culture and Society

Academics · Animals · Art
Calendar · Children
Demographics · Festivals
Mosques · Philosophy
Science · Women
Politics · Dawah

Islam and other religions

Christianity · Judaism
Hinduism · Sikhism · Jainism

See also

Criticism · Islamophobia
Glossary of Islamic terms

Islam portal


az:Hud peyğəmbər bn:হুদ bs:Hud bg:Худ (пророк)dv:ހޫދުގެފާނު fa:هود (پیامبر)id:Hud ku:Hûd hu:Húd ml:ഹൂദ് നബി ms:Nabi Hud ru:Худ (исламский пророк) sv:Hud (islamisk profet) kab:Hud te:హూద్ tr:Hud (peygamber) ur:ھود علیہ السلام zh:呼德

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki