Ad’-The city of Iram
Iram was known as Iram of the Pillars’ or lofty pillars . A place that existed thousands of years ago in Arabia with great riches and wealth.
The Quran mentions
‘Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with ‘Ad—The tribe of Iram, possessor of lofty buildings, The Like of whom have not been created in these parts’ -Al Quran.
In the Quran ,we find that these things were mentioned :
- Build great and magnificent buildings unrivaled by rest of Arabia
- They lived just after Prophet Nuh(Alaihis Salam)-or Prophet Noah of Bible.
- The land occupied them was known as Ahqaf’ or zig zag sand hills.
- They were destroyed by violent wind.
Iram was son Sham'(Shem in Bible)
The city Iram came from their name of the tribe. the People of Ad’ were very tall. The tallest being about 150 Feet! Giants in fact.
The Prophet Hud’was sent to people of Ad’. The people of Ad’, despite given strength and wealth, believed in idols.
The Sins of people of Ad ‘were :
- Rejecting the messengers of Allah
- Being arrogant
Many people are searching for Iram or city of Ubar
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Ad’ came from the sons of Prophet Nuh(pbuh) Or ( prophet Noah in the Bible). The son know as Shem or Sham’. The sons of Prophet Nuh(pbuh) had an area to which they settled down.
Lineage of Ad’
Ad b. ‘Aws b. Aram b. Sham (Shem)b. Nuh (a) (Noah). Here b. means son of. It is from the word bin” in Arabic and ben’ in Hebrew. Reminds me of name Ben Hur ,the movie .
The last of the kings were Shadad who lived upto 900 years but that he yearned for did not get to see at last.
He was very rich and strong King whose name was Shaddad bin Ad’. He was the last king of Ad’ ,who ultimately were destroyed because they rejected message from Prophet Hud(pbuh).
The People of Ad’
These people lived somewhere between Oman and Yemen. They were huge and tall . In fact they were giants. The people of Ad” carved their buildings out of mountains.
Giants – Most of info in history or internet does not admit about Giants. The Quran and also other Holy books mention about giants. It is not that every must use Windows or Mac, there is Linux too. Just cause NVidia did not have support for Linux, ;linux does not become a bad operating system does it? You hear what some group wants you hear and learn.
Height of Ad”-60-100 cubits. The shortest height being 90 feet!
The Ad people could uproot trees with their hands. Some thing like the depiction of historical figures like Naram Sin.
The Quran mentions about People of Ad’
Did you not see how your Lord dealt with ‘Ad – (the people of) Iram of the pillars – the like of whom had not been created in the land (before)? (Quran 89:6-9)
To them a Prophet named Hud (pbuh) was sent.
The Quran goes to say further:
And mention [Hud] the brother of ‘Ad, when he warned his people at Ahqaf—and warners have passed away before and after him—saying, ‘Do not worship anyone but Allah. Indeed I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous day.’
And to [the people of] ‘Ad [We sent] Hud, their brother. He said, ‘O my people, worship Allah! You have no other god besides Him. Will you not then be wary [of Him]?’ (Holy Quran-7:65)
The message to Ad with rest of humanity was :
Worship one Lord. In most holy Books the worship of One Lord is mentioned.
Prophet Hud invited them to Worship One Lord
And to ‘Ad [We sent] Hud, their brother. He said, ‘O my people! Worship Allah. You have no other god besides Him: you merely fabricate [the deities that you worship].(Surah Hud:50-Holy Quran).
The King Shaddad wanted to build a paradise” in city of Iram. Iram was named after the name one his fore father.
Story goes as follows
(For many years this story of Ad was thought to be a fairy tale)
The Paradise of Shaddad
The city was built with gold and silver. The trees were made silver and gold too. Diamonds and other precious stones were the fruits of the trees.
The soil being made of coral. The cities shop made of musk -Indica Collection
It was really extravagant and beautiful.
The Quran mentions:
Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with Ad?-(87:6)
of Iram, known for their lofty columns, (89:7)
the like of whom no nation was ever created in the lands of the world(89:8)
When the Quran mentions that there was no cities like this was created in the world then. You can be sure no city from the old times or before 700 CE has been created like. It had to be magnificent!
After completion of the Paradise’ city which took about 300 years, Shaddad along with courtiers go on the way to city of Iram. But about to reach the city he was stopped by the Angel Of Death and not even got permission to get down from his horse. Shaddad lived for nine hundred years but died a disbeliever.
This was similar to Nimrod or Namrud another tyrant king who wanted bulid a tower reaching heavens. He too failed.
The Prophet sent to people of ad” was Prophet Hud. His grave is in Yemen. In bible he is known as Eber.(according to some Scholars)
- Ebla Tablet found
- Nicholas Clapp discovers Shishr. He thought it was Iram or Ubar”. A fortress was sunk in sand and this was seen by NASA.
- The structures and houses of the mountains of ad”
- The buildings of Thamud in Madain Saleh and Petra.
- Tomb of prophet Hud(pbuh)–Beyond 90 meters
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