After the Ad tribe was destroyed, the tribe of Thamud follows. As their evil ways increases, they demanded a miracle. Let go through the story of Prophet Salih (PBUH) to see what they demanded.
They merely wanted to worship the same gods as their fathers had, with no reason, no proof, no thought. The proof of Salih’s (PBUH) message was evident, but despite this, it was obvious that most of his people did not believe him.
They doubted his words, thinking he was charmed, and they saw that he would not stop preaching. Fearing that his followers would increase, they tried to put him off by assigning him an important task; to prove that he was a messenger of Allah by performing a miracle.
The People Of Thamud Asked For A She-Camel
Let a unique she camel issue from the mountains. Allah granted Salih this
miracle and a huge, unique, she-camel appeared from the direction of the mountain.
The Quranic commentators said that the people of Thamud gathered on a certain day at their meeting place, and the prophet Salih (PBUH) came and addressed them to believe in Allah, reminding them of the favours Allah had granted them.
Then pointing at a rock, they demanded: “Ask your Lord to make a she-camel, which must be 10 months pregnant, tall and attractive, issue from the rock for us.”
Salih replied: “Look now! If Allah sends you what you have requested, just as you have
described, will you believe in that which I have come to you with and have faith in the message I have been sent with?”