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The Tale of Prophet Uzair (Ezra) & Prophet Hud (Eber) In Islam Faith

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Prophet Uzair or Ezra was one of the Jewish prophets and his name had been mentioned once in the Holy Quran .The Jews called him Ezra. His father and mother lived in a region called Jerusalim and the Heaven granted them two twins sons. One was Uzair and the other was Uzrah. Both of them grew up beside each others till they reached the age of 30. After marriage, Prophet Ezra (Uzair) decided to take a trip. Therefore, he bade farewell to his relatives, and took with him some fig and fresh fruit juice to feed them. On the way, he arrived at a village which had been frightfully mixed up and destroyed and even the bones of its residents had been decayed. Upon seeing this frightful view, he deeply thought how God can revive the dead?! In fact, his question was not due to his denial but was due to his amazement. But suddenly,God took his soul and joined him amongest the dead. After 100 years, God brought him back to life and an angel appeared to him from God and asked Him: How long have you slept in the wilderness? He thought that he had slept for an hour and in his reply, he said: One day or less.

The angel told him: You had been here for 100 years and now, look at your food and drinking and see how they are safe and sound and faced no harm by the power of God. If you want to believe you had died, look at your donkey and see how God separated and scattered all its organs. And now, look very carefully how God collects all its organs and revives it again. When he saw the view, he said: I do know God has power over everything. Now, I got peace of mind and understand the issue of the Ressurection wholeheartily and my heart became full of faith

Prophet Hud or Eber is the name of a prophet of ancient Arabia, who is mentioned in the Qur'an. The eleventh chapter of the Qur'an, Hud, is named after him, though the narrative of Hud comprises only a small portion of the sura. Although Hud, at times, is identified with Eber of the Old Testament, his true Biblical identity remains uncertain. However, Muslims are of the opinion that he was a descendant of Prophet Noah (Nuh), and lived after the Deluge.

Prophet Hud preached and prophesied to the people of the state of Ad, which was a powerful but arrogant town, ultimately destroyed for its sins. Hud is believed to have lived in Arabia before even the coming of Ismaill (Ishmael) and Hajar (Hagar). It is said that, at this time in Arabia, the tribes present were Ad, Thamud, Jurhum, Tasm, Jadis, Umaim, Madyan (Midian), Imlaq, Jasim, Qahtan, Banu Yaqtan (Children of Joktan) and others.

The Qur'an states that in Arabia lived the people of Ad, now eastern Yemen and western Oman. The 1980s discoveries of what is thought to be Ubar, mentioned in the Qur'an as Iram, is believed to have been the capital of Ad. The town's ancestor, Ad, is said to have been fourth in generation from Noah, his father being Uz, who was the son of Aram, who was the son of Shem, who was the son of Noah. Thus, it is evident that Hud came through the Semitic line of patriarchs. The later prophet Job (Ayub), who in the Biblical Book of Job is described as living in the Land of Uz, must too have come through the same descendants as Hud.

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