Prophet Nuh: The Great Flood
Indeed, We sent Noah to his people, [saying], “Warn your people before there comes to them a painful punishment.” He said, “O my people, indeed I am to you a clear warner, worship Allah, fear Him and obey me. Allah will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allah, when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew.” [Quran 71:1-4]
- How long did the flood last?
- Why are there so many flood stories from different parts of the world?
- Why did Nabi Nuh live so long?
- Why does the Bible say that the Ark landed on Mount Ararat and the Quran says Mount Judi?
- Where is Mount Judi?
- What was the shape of the Ark and are there any archaeological remains of the event?
About the Course
The accounts of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran are timeless – they are not restricted to any particular age or epoch.
Prophet Noah عليه السلام is one of the great messengers of God. Many believers would identify with the struggles of Noah عليه السلام, particularly those living in the West where the concept of God is becoming increasingly far removed from people’s lives.
Like many believers today, Noah عليه السلام faced much ridicule for his belief in God. Yet it was the strength of his belief that proved his salvation along with those who heeded his exhortations and warnings.
What makes the story of Noah عليه السلام remarkable is that the narrative extends over centuries, building up to the cataclysmic event of the Flood. This alone is worthy of much contemplation and reflection.
While other religious traditions also document the Great Flood, their accounts are usually viewed through an archeological lens. Its theological significance – which contains many valuable lessons – is often lost.
Fictionalised Hollywood accounts and hyper-sensationalised edutainment shows further distort the picture and compounds the loss of insight and wisdom.
Join Ustadha Umm Sahl for a two day masterclass as she unpacks this amazing series of historical events and authoritatively recreates a picture that balances theology and history.