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Nuh is a prophet in the Qur'an. References to نوح Nūḥ, the Arabic form of Noah, are scattered throughout the Qur'an, and there is also an entire sura narrating the story of Noah, Nooh. In Islam, Nuh is considered among the five strong-willed messengers of God, the others being Ibrahim, Musa, Isa and Muhammad (46:35).

The Story of Noah, as told by Qur'anic verses

The Qu'ran states that Nuh was inspired by Allah, like other prophets such as Ibrahim, Ismael, Ishaq, Yaq'ub, Issa, Ayoub, Yonus, Harun, Sulayman, Dawud, Muhammad, and that he was a faithful messenger. Nuh had firm belief in Allah, and he preached Islam for about 950 years. (4:163, 26:107)

He continuously and plainly warned the people of the painful doom that was coming because they were wrong-doers and did not obey Allah,and worshiping idols like Wadd, Suwa', Yaghuth, Ya'uq and Nasr for almost a thousand years (11:25, 29:14, 71:1-5). He called the people to serve Allah, and said that nobody but Allah could save them (23:23). He said that the time of the deluge (flood) was appointed and could not be delayed, and that his people had to return to Allah so that He could forgive them and give respite (7:59-64, 11:26).

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Allah commanded Nuh to build a ship by His inspiration. As he was building the ship, the chieftains passed him and mocked him. Upon its completion, the ship was loaded with animals and Noah's household (11:35-41). The people who denied the message of Nuh drowned (7:64); the son of Noah was also one of them (11:42-48). This last detail is not apparent in any other sources, and Qur'an takes it as a proof for its originality.(11:49). Noah is called a grateful servant (17:3). Among the seed of Nuh (and Abraham) is placed the prophethood and the scripture (57:26).

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References to Noah in the Qur'an

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