Noah the Prophet

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Noah was, according to the Bible, the tenth and last of the antediluvian Patriarchs; and a prophet and messenger according to the Qur'an. The biblical story of Noah is contained in the book of Genesis. he is also found in the passage 'Noah's sons", while the Qur'an has an entire chapter named after and devoted to his story, with other references elsewhere. In the Genesis account, Noah saves his family and representatives of all animals in groups of two or seven from the flood. In the Islamic account, a group of 72 others are also saved. He receives#### a covenant from God, and his sons repopulate the earth. The Quran contains 43 references to Noah (Nūḥ) in 28 chapters, notably Chapter Nuh and Chapter Hud. Chapter 11 (Hud) is largely an account of the Flood. Chapter 71 (i.e., Chapter Nuh), of 28 verses, consists of a divine injunction to Noah to preach, a short sermon of Noah’s to his idolatrous contemporaries on the monotheism of Allah, and Noah’s complaint to God about the hardness of the people’s hearts when his preaching is met by ridicule. Quran's Noah lives for a total of 1000 years,(consider difference in Solar and Lunar years) with the Flood coming in his 950th year; (In later tradition, only 83 people are willing to submit, i.e., become Muslim, "those who accept a peaceful yield to the god" with God; these 83 are saved with Noah). It is mankind's obduracy which eventually brings the wrath of God on the unbelievers. The theme of the Quranic story is the unity of Allah and the need to seek peace with Him. Qur'an doesn’t mention the number of Noah’s sons. Nevertheless the traditions of the Prophet Mohammed clearly mention that Noah had three sons, and that all the population descended from them., and a fourth son who does not join his father despite Noah's final plea to be saved ("O my son! Come ride with us, and be not with the disbelievers!"); instead he flees to the mountains and drowns in the flood and God tells Noah that this is because he is an evildoer. Noah died 350 years after the Flood, at the age of 950. Shi'ah Muslims believe that Noah is buried next to Ali within Imam Ali Mosque, in Najaf- Iraq.

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