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Pre-Islamic Arabian community, successors of Ad. According to the Quran, the prophet Salih was sent to guide and warn Thamud; he miraculously conjured a pregnant she-camel out of a rock. Thamud rejected him, slew the camel, and persisted in idolatry. The community was destroyed by earthquake and thunderbolt because of its disbelief.

Subjects: Islam.

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