‘Aad was an ancient, prosperous tribe after the Prophet Nuh (Noah), peace be upon him, in northern Arabia. They were sent the Prophet Hud peace be upon him. They have been mentioned in 23 verses of the Qur’an to remind people of their condition and their ending. Because of their disobedience, Allah destroyed them overnight by a violent westerly wind. They were heedless, haughty and denying of their prophet.


  1. The Noble Qur’an, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam
  2. The Quranic Arabic Corpus