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Hud (sura)

  Sura 11 of the Quran  
هود
Hūd

Arabic text · English translation


Classification Meccan
Position Juzʼ 11 to 12
Hizb number 22 to 24
Number of verses 123
Number of Sajdahs none

Sūrat Hūd (Arabic: سورة هود‎) is the 11th chapter of the Qur'an with 123 verses. It is a Meccan sura. It is about the prophet Hud

Contents and themes

The main content of the sura is a series of stories of prophets who warned their people to follow God, the people persisting in defying God, and God punishing and killing them. The sura opens with a discussion on the nature of man and the punishment that awaits those who defy God. Ayat 25–49 tell the story of Noah and how his people did not believe his commands to follow God. The unbelievers are drowned in a flood, which includes Noah's son; Noah asks God about this act, but God rebukes Noah as being ignorant and says that Noah's son is "not a member of his family." Sura 66, At-Tahrim, elaborates on this and says that Noah's wife is an unbeliever in hell who was unfaithful to her husband.

Ayat 50–60 deal with the prophet Hud, the namesake of the Sura. He was sent to the A'ad, an Omani tribe which according to history crumbled sometime between the 3rd and 6th century AD. The A'ad do not believe Hud, and Hud and those who do believe

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