Surah Nooh / Surah Noah
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SummaryIn Nuh, the 71st surah, the Quran refers to Nuh’s prophethood in snippets. Nuh is a messenger of Allah. When Nuh realizes the messages are not accepted by the community, he supplicated to Allah. Allah planned to flood the community of Nuh at a specificied time. Allah commanded Nuh to warn the people of the flood. Allah brings forth the water from the skies to prove Nuh’s message to be accurate. In the Quran, the flood is a symbolization of the mercy of Allah to the believers. Allah gives the world a new beginning. The disbelievers disbelieved God's message and messenger Nuh so they were drowned. Because his people are unable to grasp the idea of the existence of one God, the lives of Muhammad and Nuh are parallel to each other for the time of the revelation of this surah. The surah was used to increase the faith of the believers; it shows that Nuh before Muhammad had difficulties in dealing with the disbelievers of his time.
Ayat 1–4 discusses the message Nuh received from Allah to share with his community, to serve God.
In Ayat 5–20, Nuh informs God that his people are not accepting his message. Nuh tries to make clear to the people that all of the Earth, the sun, the moon are signs of Allah’s existence.
In Ayat 21–24, Nuh asks Allah to rid the world of the evildoers because they refused to abandon their idols and encourage others to do the same.
In Ayat 25–28,the disbelievers were all drowned and sent to Hell (as a result of the flood). Nuh asks Allah to forgive the believers and to destroy the disbelievers because their faith will lead many astray.