Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Nooh (peace be upon him)

Nooh (peace be upon him)
I would like to have some information about the Prophet of Allaah Nooh (peace be upon him).


Praise be to

Allaah chose Messengers and Prophets from
among the sons of Adam, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Allaah chose Adam, Nooh (Noah), the family of Ibraaheem
(Abraham) and the family of ‘Imraan above the ‘Aalameen (mankind and
jinn) (of their times)[Aal ‘Imraan 3:33] 

Allaah sent Nooh to his people to call them
to worship Allaah alone: 

“Indeed, We sent Nooh (Noah) to
his people and he said: ‘O my people! Worship Allaah! You have no other
Ilaah (God) but Him. (Laa ilaaha ill Allaah: none has the right to be
worshipped but Allaah.) Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a Great

[al-A’raaf 7:59 – interpretation of the meaning] 

The people of Nooh used to worship idols,
so they transgressed, rebelled and were arrogant: 

“And they have said: ‘You shall not leave your gods,
nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwaa‘, nor Yaghooth, nor Ya‘ooq nor Nasr’
(these are the names of their idols)[Nooh :23 – interpretation of the

Nooh called his people, and he remained among
them for one thousand years less fifty (i.e., 950 years), calling them
to worship Allaah alone and to give up idol-worship, as Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

“And indeed We sent Nooh (Noah) to his people, and
he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years[al-‘Ankaboot

But the people of Nooh did not respond to
him and they did not benefit from his advice. Rather their nobles denied
his Prophethood and accused him of lying, and they said that his followers
were from among the poor and weak who had little understanding. 
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“The chiefs who disbelieved among his people said:
‘We see you but a man like ourselves, nor do we see any follow you but
the meanest among us and they (too) followed you without thinking. And
we do not see in you any merit above us, in fact we think you are liars’”[Hood

Nooh continued to call his people, treating
them kindly and calling them on every occasion, night and day, in secret
and openly, but no one believed with him except for a few. Most of them
disbelieved in him and mocked him; they accused him of insanity and
tried to stop him from conveying the message of his Lord. They threatened
to stone him if he did not stop: 

“They said: ‘If you cease not, O Nooh (Noah) you will
surely, be among those stoned (to death)’”[al-Shu’ara 26:116] 

But Nooh paid no heed to their threat, and
he continued to call them until, when he could no longer bear their
mockery and arrogance, he turned to his Lord with this complaint (interpretation
of the meaning): 

“He said: ‘O my Lord! Verily, I have called to my people
night and day (i.e. secretly and openly to accept the doctrine of Islamic

But all my calling added nothing but to (their) flight
(from the truth).

And verily, every time I called unto them that You
might forgive them, they thrust their fingers into their ears, covered
themselves up with their garments, and persisted (in their refusal),
and magnified themselves in pride.

Then verily, I called to them openly (aloud).

Then verily, I proclaimed to them in public, and I
have appealed to them in private.

I said (to them): Ask forgiveness from your Lord,
verily, He is Oft-Forgiving;

He will send rain to you in abundance,

And give you increase in wealth and children, and
bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.’ ”[Nooh 71:5-12] 

When Nooh despaired of his people’s ever believing,
and they threatened to kill him and they persecuted him and those who
believed with him, he had no choice but to pray against them. He said: 

“My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers
on the earth!

If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves,
and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers”[Nooh 71:26-27] 

Allaah responded to the prayer of Nooh and
destroyed the people of Nooh by drowning them. He commanded him to build
a ship of salvation so that he and the believers could ride in it: 

“And it was revealed to Nooh (Noah):
‘None of your people will believe except those who have believed already.
So be not sad because of what they used to do.

And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our
Revelation, and call not upon Me on behalf of those who did wrong; they
are surely to be drowned’”[Hood 11:36-37 – interpretation of the meaning] 

When Nooh (peace be upon him) had finished
building the ship, and the signs of the beginning of the punishment
appeared, with water springing up from the ground and water falling
from the sky, Allaah commanded Nooh to take onto the ship one pair,
male and female, of every living creature and animal, so that they might
continue to survive. He also commanded him to take with him his family,
except for those among them who disbelieved – who were one of his wives
and one of his sons. And Allaah also commanded him to take with him
those who believed, who were few in number. Allaah says (interpretation
of the meaning): 

“(So it was) till when Our Command
came and the oven gushed forth (water like fountains from the earth).
We said: ‘Embark therein, of each kind two (male and female), and your
family — except him against whom the Word has already gone forth — and
those who believe. And none believed with him, except a few.’

And he [Nooh (Noah)] said: ‘Embark therein: in the
Name of Allaah will be its (moving) course and its (resting) anchorage.
Surely, my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’

So it (the ship) sailed with them amidst waves like
mountains, and Nooh (Noah) called out to his son, who had separated
himself (apart): ‘O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.’

The son replied: ‘I will betake myself to some mountain,
it will save me from the water.’ Nooh (Noah) said: ‘This day there is
no saviour from the Decree of Allaah except him on whom He has mercy.’
And waves came in between them, so he (the son) was among the drowned”[Hood

Then Nooh was seized with compassion for his
son, so he asked his Lord to save him from destruction: 

“And Nooh (Noah) called upon his
Lord and said, ‘O my Lord! Verily, my son is of my family! And certainly,
Your Promise is true, and You are the Most Just of the judges.’

He said: ‘O Nooh (Noah)! Surely, he is not of your
family; verily, his work is unrighteous, so ask not of Me that of which
you have no knowledge! I admonish you, lest you should be one of the
ignorant’” [Hood 11:45-46 – interpretation of the meaning] 

When Allaah had destroyed the kuffaar by drowning,
He commanded the earth to swallow up the water and He commanded the
sky to withhold its rain. Then the ship came to rest on Mount Joodi
in Mosul. The matter was settled and the wrongdoers were destroyed: 

“And it was said: ‘O earth! Swallow
up your water, and O sky! Withhold (your rain).’ And the water was made
to subside and the Decree (of Allaah) was fulfilled (i.e. the destruction
of the people of Nooh (Noah). And it (the ship) rested on (Mount) Judi,
and it was said: ‘Away with the people who are Zalimoon (polytheists
and wrongdoing)!’”

[Hood 11:44 – interpretation of the meaning] 

After the ship had come to rest, Allaah commanded
Nooh and those who were with him to disembark, encompassed with peace
and blessings: 

“It was said: ‘O Nooh (Noah)! Come
down (from the ship) with peace from Us and blessings on you and on
the people who are with you (and on some of their offspring), but (there
will be other) people to whom We shall grant their pleasures (for a
time), but in the end a painful torment will reach them from Us’”

[Hood 11:48 – interpretation of the meaning] 

Thus Allaah helped Nooh and those who believed
with him, and He destroyed those who disbelieved, and made them a lesson
for mankind: 

“And (remember) Nooh (Noah), when
he cried (to Us) aforetime. We answered to his invocation and saved
him and his family from the great distress.

We helped him against the people who denied Our Ayaat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). Verily,
they were a people given to evil. So We drowned them all”

[al-Anbiyaa’ 21:76-77 – interpretation of the meaning] 

Then Allaah ordained Prophethood and the Book
among the descendents of Nooh and Ibraaheem (peace be upon them), as
He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“And indeed, We sent Nooh (Noah) and Ibraaheem
(Abraham), and placed in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture.
And among them there are some who are guided; but many of them are Fasiqoon
(rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

[al-Hadeed 57:26] 

Following note from Learning Quran online Blog 


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End of the note by holy Quran reciter

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