Prophet Saleh’s Miracles and Stories with the Thamud

Miracles of the Prophet Saleh – For Sinaumed’s who are Muslim, surely you understand exactly
who it is and how many Prophets and Apostles you must know?
Generally, the number of Prophets
and Apostles that must be known is 25. However, do you know Sinaumed’s?
In fact, the number of
Prophets and Apostles around the world is in the hundreds!
To be exact, there are 124,000
Prophets and 312 Apostles.
Lots right? Well, here’s the question! Can
Sinaumed’s distinguish who is a Prophet and who is an Apostle?
If Sinaumed’s doesn’t know or maybe
forgets about the difference between a Prophet and a Messenger, we will explain the difference between a
Prophet and a Messenger.

As Sinaumed’s knows, the definition of a Prophet according to language can be interpreted as a servant of
Allah SWT who receives messengers or revelations from Allah SWT.
The revelation was sent by
Allah SWT through the intermediary of the angel Gabriel.
Now this is the important point, the
Prophet received messengers or revelations from Allah SWT only for himself.
in other words, the
Prophet was not given the obligation to convey the revelation or the messenger to his people.

With the point above, it is clear that there is a difference between a Prophet and a Messenger.
Apostles and Prophets are both ordinary people who were given revelations by Allah SWT through
Jibril.
However, the Apostle has a duty or obligation to spread or convey these revelations or
messengers to his people

Literally, Nabi is just an ordinary human like Sinaumed’s. What distinguishes between Sinaumed’s and
the Prophets is only because the Prophet received revelations from Allah SWT, the Prophet was given several
advantages which became miracles as proof of the greatness of Allah SWT.
Apart from that, the
Prophet was also given a very trustworthy character so that he would always remind the people or people
around him and their descendants.
Why is this necessary? This is done so that the
next generation always has good attitudes, characteristics and behavior and always worships only Allah
SWT.

Please note that the term Prophet himself comes from the word “Naba”. The word “Naba” itself
means “comes from a very high place”.
The term is especially suitable for the Prophets.
If Sinaumed’s doesn’t forget or maybe doesn’t know that all Apostles can be said that they are
Prophets too.
For the Prophet himself, they are not necessarily an Islamic
religion.

How about Sinaumed’s, did the explanation regarding the differences between
Prophets and Apostles that we described satisfy the visitors here?
After knowing a little
information about the Prophets and Apostles, we will discuss a little about one of the stories of the 25
Prophets that Sinaumed’s and other Muslims absolutely must know.
Are you curious about who we
will discuss this time?
Yep, we will discuss the life story of one of the Prophets named
Nabi Saleh AS.

A. Life History of Prophet Saleh

One of the Prophets named Nabi Saleh AS was included in one of the 25 Prophets who were given revelations
by Allah SWT only for himself.
According to the order, Prophet Saleh became the fifth Prophet
who received and was ordered by Allah SWT to spread the teachings to worship Allah SWT.
This
was done after the event or tragedy of the extinction of the ‘Ad who were known to have lived at the time of
Prophet Hud AS.

According to several narrations from scholars, it is said that Prophet Saleh AS had a father by the name of
Ubaid.
Prophet Saleh As himself was appointed and given a revelation by Allah SWT to become a
Prophet around 2100 BC.

Prophet Saleh’s gene itself shows the family tree of Prophet
Saleh.
The genealogy is composed of the early genealogies of Saleh bin Ubaid, Ubaid bin
Masih, Masih bin Ubaid, Ubaid bin Present, Present bin Thamud, Thamud bi Atsir, Amir bir Aran/Iram,
Aran/Iram bin set Sem/Sam, Sem/Sam bin Noah.

With the genealogy or sequence as above, we can conclude that this pious Prophet AS has blood with the
descendants of Prophet Noah AS.
The origin of Prophet Saleh himself comes from Arabs, or we can
call Prophet Saleh closer to the Thamud than his wife.
There are several narrations from a
scholar named Abu Dzar, saying that there were several prophets who came from other than Arab nations
besides the pious Prophet AS, namely Prophet Hud US, Prophet Shu’aib US, and the last one was Prophet
Muhammad SAW.

Prophet Saleh became the next Prophet sent by Allah SWT after the
prophet Hud US and before Prophet Ibrahim US was sent.
Nabi Saleh AS spent his life by
settling in the northern Arab area, where his place was in AL-Hijr.
During his life there
Prophet Saleh AS became one of the people who were considered important there, Prophet Saleh AS received
all the honor and was held in high esteem by the Thamud, residents in Al-Hijr.

Information about the Thamud at a glance, this people is a people who are considered to be very good at
everything related to sculpture.
The preferred carvings are stone carvings and the most
commonly carved by the Thamud are all stones that come from the mountains.
Why is that?
This happened because the location of the coordination of the Thamud was in the Hadramaut area
which was located in a mountainous area.
This has been published in the Qur’an in Surat Al-Fajr
in the 9th verse.

وَثَمُوْدَ الَّذِيْنَ جَابُوا الصَّخْرَ بِالْوَادِۖ

Translation: And (against) the Thamud who cut the big rocks in the valley, (Al-Qur’an Surah Al-Fajr verse 9)

B. The Story of Prophet Saleh’s Da’wah Journey AS

As mentioned above, during his lifetime, Prophet Saleh AS settled in Al-Hijr where the Thamud people lived.
This causes Thamud to be the most ideal people to be preached by Prophet Saleh AS. The
Thamud are a people who meet their needs by farming, using the produce, are good at architecture, and taking
care of livestock.
It must be admitted that the skills of the Thamud in architectural aspects
need not be doubted because they are truly amazing.

If Sinaumed’s doesn’t believe it, it is said that there are many sculptures found in Al-Hijr.
These carvings are rocky hills carved by the Thamud into a building that is considered magnificent
and beautiful.
The Thamud also built various palaces on a wide and flat expanse of land.
The magnificent and beautiful building was made into a house as the residence of the Thamud.
The building style they use is a very distinctive style from the remains of the Ancient Romans and
Greeks several thousand years ago.

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C. Denial of Thamud to Prophet Saleh AS

As mentioned earlier, initially the Thamud highly respected and respected the Prophet Saleh AS.
That is because the Thamud thought that Prophet Saleh AS would become the spiritual leader of the
people who would continue the ancestral tradition of worshiping idols so that the Thamud highly respected
Prophet Saleh AS.
Please note that the Thamud have a hereditary tradition of their ancestors to
worship idols.

Due to this tradition, when Nabi Saleh AS started to deliver a message in the form of an invitation to the
Thamud people to be pious and worship only Allah SWT, as Sinaumed’s suspected, the Thamud people immediately
became disappointed and angry with Nabi Saleh AS.
Simultaneously, all the Thamud people
immediately avoided and were hostile to Prophet Saleh AS.
It is known that Prophet Saleh AS was
shunned and despised by the Thamud people because Prophet Saleh AS asked the Thamud people to immediately
abandon their customs or traditions of worship and leave offerings to idols.

Do you know Sinaumed’s? The Thamud besides having polytheistic habits by worshiping idols, they
also have the bad habit of always being arrogant and arrogant.
The Thamud always look down on
the eyes and underestimate other people.
It didn’t stop there, adultery and drunkenness were
very common among these people, the Thamud very openly showed all their immoral acts.
These
things have deviated far from the teachings that Allah SWT intended.

So, with this, it can be concluded that the appointment of Prophet Saleh AS as a prophet among these people
is not without reason.
Prophet Saleh was given the task of being able to change the Thamud to
lead to better and true teachings, namely by being in the teachings of Allah SWT.
Prophet
Saleh’s preaching has been stated in the Qur’an Surah Al-A’raf to be precise in the 73rd verse.

وَاِلٰى ثَمُوْدَ اَخَاهُمْ صٰلِحًاۘ قَالَ يٰقَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللّٰهَ مَا لَكُمْ مِّنْ اِلٰهٍ غَيْرُهٗۗ قَدْ
جَاۤءَتْكُمْ بَيِّنَةٌ مِّنْ رَّبِّكُمْۗ هٰذِهٖ نَاقَةُ اللّٰهِ لَكُمْ اٰيَةً فَذَرُوْهَا تَأْكُلْ فِيْٓ اَرْضِ
اللّٰهِ وَلَا تَمَسُّوْهَا بِسُوْۤءٍ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابٌ اَلِيْمٌ

“And to the Thamud (We command) their brother Saleh. He said, “O my people!
Worship Allah! There is no god (worship) for you besides Him. Indeed,
clear evidence has come to you from your Lord.
This (one) she-camel is from Allah as a sign for
you.
Let him eat on God’s earth, don’t hurt him, later you will get a painful punishment as a
result.”
(QS Al-A’raf verse 73).

When Prophet Saleh had called for an order from the teachings of Tawhid to worship Allah SWT to the Thamud,
the Thamud people suddenly divided into two camps that clashed with each other.
Of course, as
Sinaumed’s suspected, the first group was a group that supported and agreed with Prophet Saleh’s call to
worship only Allah and follow all the teachings of Tawheed taught by Allah SWT.
This first
group was led by a Thamud who was also a leading figure named Junda’ bin Amru bin Mahlab bin Lubaid bin
Jawas.

Then for the second group, namely the group opposing the call of Prophet Saleh US led by Dzu’ab bin Amru
bin Lubaid Al-Habbab and Rabbab bin Sha’r bin Julmas.
So opposed to the call of Prophet Saleh
AS, the two leaders of the groups opposed to Dzu’ab and Rabbab even tried to block Prophet Saleh AS when he
was going to invite his brothers and cousins ​​named Junda’ bin Shihab to follow the true teachings, namely
the teachings of Allah SWT.

According to the leader of the opposing group, Nabi Saleh AS had been exposed to some kind of magic from
outside which made Nabi Saleh US say things that didn’t make sense.
The opposing group
categorically rejected all of Prophet Saleh’s invitations to return to the true teachings, namely the
teachings of monotheism to worship only Allah SWT.

It didn’t stop there, the group that opposed the Thamud also considered Prophet Saleh AS to be a fraud who
said things that didn’t make sense.
They do not believe that Prophet Saleh AS became a
messenger sent by Allah SWT only because the messenger was in the form of an ordinary human who was
physically the same as them, because of this the group opposed to Thamud asked by force a proof in the form
of a miracle as a sign or proof of the Prophet’s apostleship. Saleh AS.

C. Prophet Saleh’s miracles

According to the explanations of travelers, the miracle received by the pious Prophet AS, namely in the
form of a she-camel coming out of a rock, is indeed very well known.
This miracle Allah SWT
sent down to the Prophet Saleh AS as proof of Prophet Saleh’s apostolate AS, this was because the Thamud
challenged Prophet Saleh to be able to remove a female camel that was pregnant with a gestational age of 10
months from a large stone that they pointed to. .

Of course with confidence because he had submitted all his trust to Allah SWT, the pious Prophet AS
accepted and agreed to the challenge.
The pious Prophet AS immediately began to pray for a
miracle to Allah SWT.
By the power of Allah SWT, Prophet Saleh AS hit the large rock that was
pointed at earlier using Prophet Saleh’s hand and a female camel which was 10 months pregnant came out, the
camel had the exact characteristics as said by the group opposed to the Thamud.
That way,
people know the camel with the name “Camel of Allah”.

Astonished those who doubt the greatness of Allah SWT. The event of this miracle suddenly made
the Thamud people who previously did not believe and were in the opposing group suddenly became followers of
the pious Prophet AS.
Not as expected, of course there are still those who insist on being
opponents of the pious Prophet AS.
Upon this incident, the Prophet Saleh AS also said.

وَيٰقَوْمِ هٰذِهٖ نَاقَةُ اللّٰهِ لَكُمْ اٰيَةً فَذَرُوْهَا تَأْكُلْ فِيْٓ اَرْضِ اللّٰهِ وَلَا تَمَسُّوْهَا
بِسُوْۤءٍ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابٌ قَرِيْبٌ

“And O my people! This is a she-camel from Allah, as a miracle for you, therefore let her eat
in Allah’s earth, and do not bother her with any disturbances that will cause you to be overwritten
immediately (punishment/reward).”
(QS Hud verse 64).

Amen

“And do not touch it (the she-camel) with anything evil, then you will be punished on a terrible day.”
(QS Asy-Syu’ara verse 156)

Just as it has been written in the Koran, Prophet Saleh AS gave a message to his people to never do even
the slightest good crime to the Camel of Allah.
Prophet Saleh AS took great care of Allah’s
Camel to the extent that he did not allow his people to milk and consume milk from Allah’s Camel
alternately.

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Then what about the groups opposing the Thamud? Have they reconciled with Prophet Saleh AS?
Oh of course it’s not that simple, the opposing group hates the pious Prophet even more since the
arrival of the Camel of Allah.
Why is that? The opposing group considered Allah’s
Camel as a nuisance because Allah’s Camel drank a lot of water from the Thamud springs which made their
water sources shrink a lot.

D. The Death of the Camel of Allah

Due to the arrival of Allah’s Camel, many Thamud were annoyed and angry because their livestock lacked
water to drink.
The Thamud consider that the she-camel is only an additional burden for their
people because the she-camel’s work only consumes water from their only water source.
The
Thamud then immediately drew up an extermination plan for the she-camel.

The Thamud’s desire to exterminate the she-camel is of course with the addition of provocateurs at work.
It is known that there were two women who became provocateurs for the Thamud. The two
provocateurs were two women named Shaduq bint Mahya bin Zuhair Al-Mukhtar and the other one was ‘Unaizah
bint Ghunaim bin Mijlaz.

Of the two women, one of them was the wife of one of the leaders. ‘Unaizah is the wife of
Dzu’ab who we know earlier as one of the leaders of the group against the Prophet Saleh AS.
The
husband and wife have 4 children who are female.
One family made an agreement with Qudar bin
Salif to make one of their children the killer of the she-camel.

Just like the family, Shaduq also offered to kill the she-camel, he said there was Mishra’ bin Mahraj bin Mahya
if he could kill the camel.

Many people were tempted by the invitation and did not realize that many people had joined in the plan to
kill the Camel of Allah.
Qudar and Mishra’ invited seven other youths to take part in the plan
to kill the Camel of Allah.

The group that killed the Camel of Allah began to carry
out their monitoring action when the she-camel drank water at the spring, then the plan was executed.
The plan was opened by shooting the calf of the Camel of Allah, after which the others followed
by stabbing the belly of the Camel of Allah.
The stabbing was carried out using a sword.
Due to the large number of attacks carried out in succession, it was clear that the Camel of
Allah was automatically killed.

E. Punishment/Reward for the Thamud

Afterwards the pious Prophet AS found that the Camel of Allah had been killed by the opposing groups in the
Thamud.
Suddenly Prophet Saleh AS became very sad. Nabi Saleh AS loudly warned
opposing groups to immediately repent and wait for a very painful doom to come for them.

However, what could be expected from the opposing group? Obviously they rejected the pious
Prophet’s warning outright and chose to ignore it.
Because they underestimate it, they even
challenge the coming of doom.
Astaghfirullah. Seeing and hearing this response,
Nabi Saleh AS only replied with the sentence that was narrated in the 65th verse of the Hud letter.

فَعَقَرُوْهَا فَقَالَ تَمَتَّعُوْا فِيْ دَارِكُمْ ثَلٰثَةَ اَيَّامٍ ۗذٰلِكَ وَعْدٌ غَيْرُ مَكْذْوْ

“So they slaughtered the she-camel, then he (Saleh) said, “Rejoice all of you in your house for three days.
That is an undeniable promise.” (QS Hud verse 65)

The heinous act of those who killed the Camel of Allah very cruelly was a violation that they committed
against the prohibition given by the Prophet Saleh AS.
Therefore, Allah SWT lowered the
punishment or reward, namely giving them a life limit of up to three days in the future, the words of
Prophet Saleh AS who ordered them to have fun for three days were just a sarcasm.

The stage of Allah SWT’s punishment for the killers of Allah’s female camels by changing the color of their faces
to yellow on the first day, then changing to red on the second day, and for the last day the faces of the
killers of Allah’s female camels are punished by changing the color of their faces to black.

According to the history of Ibn Kathir, when the fourth day of punishment comes after the dawn rises, Allah
immediately brings punishment to them.
Allah sends down a very terrible doom on the Thamud who
deny their actions.
Is Sinaumed’s curious about the punishment they receive? Allah
brought an earthquake accompanied by a loud voice that came from the sky, the doom was very powerful.

According to another tradition, none of the killers of the Camel of Allah survived the wrath of the doom, except
for one of the slaves who ran to save himself to the Arab village and told all the doom events to the people who
were there.

Even though he survived and told in detail about the incident, the slave did not last long and died
immediately after being given a drink.
God’s punishment is really painful.

On the other hand, Prophet Saleh AS and his followers are of course safe and in good condition.
Afterwards Nabi Saleh AS invited his followers to move to Ramlah, precisely in the Palestinian
Territory.
The movement of Prophet Saleh AS and his followers is not told in the Qur’an, this
news was obtained from other sources.

WOW! Very, very terrible is not the punishment that Allah sends down for those who deny.
To get proof of the truth of the story regarding the life story of Prophet Saleh AS, Sinaumed’s can
read it in the verses of the Qur’an.
In the following, we will describe the verses of the
Qur’an which discuss the life story of Prophet Saleh AS.

1. Al-Qur’an Surah Asy-Shams verses 11 to 15
2. Al-Qur’an Surah Hud verses 61 to 68

So, that’s the miracle story of Prophet Saleh AS that we can present to Sinaumed’s. May we always
act according to Allah’s way and never deny Allah!
Take the positive side and make the stories
of the Prophet a lesson so that life is always on the way it should be