Saleh ( / ˈ s ɑː l ə / ) or Salih ( / ˈ s ɑː l i / ; Arabic : صالح Ṣāliḥ , meaning "Pious") was a prophet of ancient Arabia , mentioned in the Qur'an , who prophesied to the tribe of Thamud .      Saleh is sometimes equated with Shelakh , a figure from the Hebrew Bible . The preaching and prophecy of Saleh is linked to the famous Islamic story of the She-Camel , which was the gift given by God to the people of Thamud when they desired a miracle to confirm the truth of the message Saleh was preaching.
Ali Abdullah Saleh Al-Sanhani Al-Humairi ( Arabic : علي عبد الله صالح السنحاني الحميري , ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ Al-Sanḥānī Al-Ḥumairī ; born 21 March 1942) is a Yemeni politician who was ousted as President of Yemen in 2012. Saleh previously served as President of North Yemen from 1978 until unification with South Yemen in 1990.