Hūd
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The first of the five Arabian prophets of the Qurʾān (for the other Arabian prophets, see ṣāliḥ; abraham; shuʿayb; muḥammad), from whom the eleventh sūra of the Qurʾān takes its name. His tale occurs four times in the Qurʾān, with only minor variations: q 7:65-72, 11:50-60, 26:123-40, 46:21-6. In these narratives (q.v.), Hūd is explicitly called a messenger(q.v.; rasūl), whom God has sent to the people of ʿĀd (q.v.), who are portrayed as polytheists (see polytheism and atheism ). Hūd persists in his faith despite his compatriots' accusations that he is a liar (min al- kādhibīna) and a fo…

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Cobb, Paul M., “Hūd”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00199>



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