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Lesson # 868 - People of ‘Aad were children of Iram son of Noah
Lesson # 868 from the Noble Quran
People of ‘Aad were
children of Iram son of Noah
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses –65 & 66 of
206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part - 8)
In the name ofAllah, the Beneficent, the
unto (the tribe of) Aad (We sent) their brother, Hud. He said: O my people!
Serve Allah; ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?
chieftains of His people, who were disbelieving, said: Lo! We surely see Thee
in foolishness, and lo! We deem Thee of the liars.
65. Wa ‘ilaa ‘Aadin ‘akhaahum
Huudaa. Qaalaa yaa-qawmi’-budUllaaha maa
lakum-min ‘ilaahin gayruh.
‘Aadin – it is the name of a very strong and powerful nation. These people
were children of Iram, who was
grandson of Prophet Noah (peace be upon Him). They lived in Ahqaaf, which was a territory of Yemen.
Huudun – (Hud), He was Prophet of Allah Almighty (peace be upon Him),
from the children of Iram. Therefore,
He is ancestral Brother of ‘Aad (a
The people of ‘Aad were very mischievous and
quarrelsome. They were physically very strong and tall, and used to tyrannize
the feeble persons, engage them in hard labor and treat them like their slaves,
and considered them like animals.
Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) caused to
understand them that it was useless to strut too much on own strong body and
height. He said: Allah Almighty is more Powerful and Strong than you, Who
brought you into being.
idols had become prevalent among those people and there was a separate demi-god for every work; someone was of
the wealth, some others like power, honor and respect, gladness, health and cure
Hud (peace be upon Him) admonished them: That entire has been
given to you by Allah Almighty, whichever you possess. Therefore you should
worship Him only. You should consider the weak and feeble people as mankind
like you and not to molest them. But they were proud of their wealth and
physical strength. They did not obey Him (peace be upon Him).
commanded by Allah Almighty: We appointed Hud
(peace be upon Him) for the people of ‘Aad
as Our Prophet to admonish them and to cause to mend their manners. He (peace
be upon Him) said to them: You should abstain from worshiping idols. Those entire
things which you possess i.e. wealth, health, strength and honor etc. have been
bestowed to you by only One “Allah Almighty”. None other is able to give you
anything. These demi-gods, whom you
worship, neither they have any authority and nor omnipotence. It can be nothing
by naming the lifeless things. None is worthy of worship for any individual
except Allah Almighty. So you should worship only Him. Fall prostrate before
Him only. Beg from Him and give thanks to Him only. Do you not wish to be saved
from evil? Why do you disobey your Lord? Do you not fear His wrath?
people of ‘Aad heard this talk, their
chieftains, by whom the tradition of worshiping idols was established, replied:
O Hud! We see that Thou art entirely
foolish because Thou desire to finish an established system of customs and
traditions, and wish to establish a new and uncommon system. This matter, which
Thou art going to produce, seems a lie entirely.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to
English by Muhammad Sharif)