She-Camel of God

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Salih inviting his people to see the She-Camel
Illuminated collection of Stories of the Prophets

The She-Camel of God (Arabic: نَـاقـة الله‎) in Islam was a miraculous female camel sent by God to the people of Thamud in Al-Hijr,[1][2] after they demanded a miracle from the prophet Saleh. The narrative and story of the she-camel is recorded in the Quran.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Quranic mention[edit]

Amongst the many narrations in the Quran, one historical story deals with the people of Thamud, who lived after the people of ʿĀd in pre-Islamic Arabia. As the people of the community were heavily indulgent in idolatry, besides other issues, God sent the prophet and oracle Saleh to warn them of the impending doom that they would face if they did not mend their fraudulent ways.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Quran 15:80–84
  2. ^ "Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)". UNESCO. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  3. ^ a b Quran 7:73–79
  4. ^ a b Quran 11:61–69
  5. ^ a b Quran 26:141–158
  6. ^ a b Quran 54:23–31
  7. ^ a b Quran 89:6–13
  8. ^ a b Quran 91:11–15