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The Thamud (also) rejected (their) Warners. For they said: "What! a man! a Solitary one from among ourselves! shall we follow such a one? Truly should we then be straying in mind, and mad!" "Is it that the Message is sent to him, of all people amongst us? Nay, he is a liar, an insolent one!" Ah! they will know on the morrow, which is the liar, the insolent one! (Surat al-Qamar: 23-26)

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s stated in the Qur’an, Thamud rejected the warnings of Allah just as ‘Ad did and perished in consequence. Today, as a result of archaeological and historical studies, many previously unknown

things have been brought to light, such as the location where Thamud lived, the houses they made and their life-styles. The Thamud mentioned in the Qur’an, are a historic fact confirmed by many archaeological finds today. Before looking at these archaeological finds related to Thamud, it is useful to examine the story in the Qur’an and to look over the struggle of these people with their prophet. As the Qur’an is a book addressing all times, Thamud’s denial of the warnings coming to them is an incident which is itself a warning to people of all ages.

The Prophet Salih’s (as) conveyance of the message In the Qur’an, it is mentioned that Salih (as) was sent to Thamud to warn them. Salih was a recognised person within the Thamud society. His people, who did not expect him to proclaim the religion of truth, were surprised by his calling on them to abandon their deviation. Their first reac-

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Perished Nations  

Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) It is Allah Who creates man, and gives him a spiritual and physical form, lets him lead a certain course of life,...

Perished Nations  

Adnan Oktar (Harun Yahya) It is Allah Who creates man, and gives him a spiritual and physical form, lets him lead a certain course of life,...

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