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Hud (prophet) : biography


Hud () is the name of a prophet of ancient Arabia, who is mentioned in the Qur'an. The eleventh chapter of the Qur'an, Hud, is named after him, though the narrative of Hud comprises only a small portion of the chapter.

Burial place

Several sites are revered as the tomb of Hud. The most noted site, Kabr Nabi Hud, is located in the deserted village of the Hadhramaut, around north of Al Mukalla and is a place of frequent Muslim pilgrimage. R.B. Serjeant (Hud, 129) verified on the spots the facts related by Harawi (Ziyarat, 97/220-1), who described, at the gate of the mosque, on the west side, the rock onto which Hud climbed to make the call to prayer and mentioned, at the bottom of the ravine, the grotto of Balhut.Encyclopedia of Islam, C.H. Pellat, Hud Around the tomb and neighborhood, various ancient ruins and inscriptions have been found.Hadramut. Some of its mysteries unveiled, D. van der Meulen and H. von Wissmann, 1932 However, as is often the case with the graves of prophets, other locations have been listed. It is said, for instance, that a possible location for his grave is said to be near the Zamzam WellHarawi, 86/98 or in the south wall of the mosque in Damascus.Harawi, 15/38 Some scholars have added that the mosque in Damascus has an inscription stating: "This is the tomb of Hud...";Ibn Battuta, i, 205; ii, 203 others, however, suggest that this belief is a local tradition spewing from the reverence the locals have for Hud.Encyclopedia of Islam, C.H. Pellat, Hud

Hud outside Islam

Judaism and Christianity do not venerate Hud as a prophet and as a figure he is absent from the Hebrew Bible. However, there are several pre-Qur'anic references to individuals named Hud or possessing a name which is connected to Hud as well as references to the people of ʿĀd.A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Brannon M. Wheeler, Hud The name has been linked to several Biblical names. Ammi-Hud is the name of several figures in the Bible.1 Chronicles 7:26, Numbers 34:20, Numbers 34:28, 2 Samuel 13:37, 1 Chronicles 9:4 Abi-Hud is the name given for a grandson of Benjamin in 1 Chronicles.1 Chronicles 8:3 A prince of the tribe of Asher is named Ahi-Hud.Numbers 34:27 The name Hud also appears various ancient inscriptions, most commonly in the Hadhramaut. A Palmyrene inscription, dated to 267-272 C.E., mentions a place or people called "Iyad" and Ptolemy refers to the "Adites".A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Brannon M. Wheeler, Hud The Book of Genesis also refers to the city of "Admah" as one of the cities of the plainGenesis 10:19 associated with Sodom and Gomorrah.A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Brannon M. Wheeler, Hud An Assyrian inscription of Sargon II, dated to 710 B.C.E., mentions the Arab tribe of "Ibb-Ad" and Sargon's conquest of "Adu-mu" in Arabia.A-Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, Brannon M. Wheeler, Hud

Historical context

Hud has sometimes been identified with Eber, an ancestor of the Israelites who is mentioned in the Old Testament.

He is said to have been a subject of a kingdom named after its founder, ʿĀd, a fourth generation descendant of Noah (his father being Uz, the son of Aram, who was the son of Shem and a son of Noah.Abdullah Yusuf Ali,The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary, Note. 1040: "The 'Ad people, with their prophet Hud, are mentioned in many places. See especially 26:123-140, and 46:21-26. Their story belongs to Arabian tradition. Their eponymous ancestor 'Ad was fourth in generation from Noah, having been a son of 'Aus, the son of Aram, the son of Sam, the son of Noah. They occupied a large tract of country in Southern Arabia, extending from Umman at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to Hadhramaut and Yemen at the southern end of the Red Sea. The people were tall in stature and were great builders. Probably the long, winding tracts of sands (ahqaf) in their dominions (46:21) were irrigated with canals. They forsook the true God, and oppressed their people. A three years famine visited them, but yet they took no warning. At length a terrible blast of wind destroyed them and their land, but a remnant, known as the second 'Ad or the Thamud (see below) were saved, and afterwards suffered a similar fate for their sins. The tomb of the Prophet Hud (qabr Nabi Hud) is still traditionally shown in Hadhramaut, latitude 16 N, and longitude 49 E', about 90 miles north of Mukalla. There are ruins and inscriptions in the neighborhood." The other tribes claimed to be present at this time in Arabia, were the Thamud, Jurhum, Tasam, Jadis, Amim, Midian, Amalek Imlaq, Jasim, Qahtan, Banu Yaqtan and others.Stories of the Prophets, Ibn Kathir, Story of Hud

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