According to Mo, they got punished for not believing in Allah and their city was destroyed by an earthquake.[7:73] To Thamûd we sent their brother Sãleh. He said, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Proof has been provided for you from your Lord: here is GOD's camel, to serve as a sign for you. Let her eat from GOD's land, and do not touch her with any harm, lest you incur a painful retribution.
[7:74] "Recall that He made you inheritors after 'Ãd, and established you on earth, building mansions in its valleys, and carving homes from its mountains. You shall remember GOD's blessings, and do not roam the earth corruptingly."
[7:75] The arrogant leaders among his people said to the common people who believed, "How do you know that Sãleh is sent by his Lord?" They said, "The message he brought has made us believers."
[7:76] The arrogant ones said, "We disbelieve in what you believe in."
[7:77] Subsequently, they slaughtered the camel, rebelled against their Lord's command, and said, "O Sãleh, bring the doom you threaten us with, if you are really a messenger."
[7:78] Consequently, the quake annihilated them, leaving them dead in their homes.
The oldest known reference to Thamud is a 715 BC inscription of the Assyrian king Sargon II, which mentions them as being among the people of eastern and central Arabia subjugated by the Assyrians.Medain Saleh.
These people were called Thamud.
They were an ancient arab race before advent of Prophet Mohammed.
Around 3000 years ago.
Sha'm(Shem) was a son of Prophet Nuh(Noah).Still now,the region of Syria is called Sha'm.He was assigned or allocated this area and Cannan,Jordan.
Sha'm 's son was Iram
whose one of his sons was called Ad'.(Ads children were known as Ad. were supposed to be giants).
The Thamud people made houses from the Mountains.
Prophet Salih told his people the Thamud to stop worshipping Idols.
They ignored him,except the poor and weak.
They gave him a challenge to produce a live she camel from rock!
That miracle was granted by Allah.
And We refrain from sending the signs, only because the men of former generations treated them as false: We sent the she-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treated her wrongfully: We only send the Signs by way of terror (and warning from evil). (Surah Al-Isra’, 59)
It was later killed and thus the Thamud were destroyed.
Then they ham-strung the she-camel, and insolently defied the order of their Lord, saying: "O Ṣâlih! bring about the threats, if thou art a prophet!" (77) So the earthquake (rajfa) took them unawares, and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning! —
على حد علمي الدولة في طور خوض اجراءات تمهيدية لإستخراج فيز سياحية في القريب العاجل، وهذا أمر مرئي وملاحظ خصوصاّ ازدياد المشاريع العالمية في منطقة الحجاز من أهمها هو بناء برج المملكة ، يوحي بأن استقطاب السياح والشركات العالمية من أولويات الدولة في العقود القادمة ، واضعة الحجاز في الواجهة لسبب مغايرتها معظم مناطق المملكة المتحفظة و لانفتاحها الجزئي نوعاً ما .. مسألة اللف والدوران هي لحفظ ماء الوجه المعدوم .. عنتالله على الصحونجية وكهنة الدينi visited petra and it would be really interesting to visit madein saleh but saudi arabia does not make it easy to get tourist visas and i'm not going to take a job there just to visit sites.
It's strange because they talk about how they want to increase tourism sometimes but then, i guess they get concerned about outside influence. I don't think the sort of person who would visit saudi arabia is the "i want to party in ibiza" kind of person but they're still concerned.