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What is the name of the three idols worshipped by the people of Aad?

What is the name of the three idols worshipped by the people of Aad

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The people of Āad were extremely powerful and wealthy and they built countless buildings and monuments to show their power. However, the Āad people’s wealth ultimately proved to be their failure, as they became arrogant and forsook the Almighty and began to adopt idols for worship. The three idols they used to worship are Sad, Samud and Hera.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Asim Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Venda, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net


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وَالْمَقْصُودُ أَنَّ عَادًا -وَهُمْ عَادٌ الْأُولَى -كَانُوا أَوَّلَ مَنْ عَبَدَ الْأَصْنَامَ بَعْدَ الطُّوفَانِ.

وَكَانَت أصنامهم ثَلَاثَة: صدا وصمودا، وَهِرَا.

فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ فِيهِمْ أَخَاهُمْ هُودًا عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فَدَعَاهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ، كَمَا قَالَ تَعَالَى بَعْدَ ذِكْرِ قَوْمِ نُوحٍ، وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ فِي سُورَةِ الأعراف (122/1) قصص الانبياءوَإِلَى عَادٍ أَخَاهُمْ هُودًا، قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ اعبدوا الله مالكم مِنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرُهُ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

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