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Ramadan 2020: Aftermath of the flood and Noah’s last wish on death bed.

Yesterday on Ramadan 2020, we talked about prophet Noah (A.S) and his followers, we stopped and where Allah (S.W.T) commanded him to build the ark in order to save the true believers, this was after Noah had prayed to Allah to wipe the unbelievers away from the earth and allah answered his prayers.

The adherents entered the ark for the sake of God, similarly as Muslims today start all that they do, for the sake of God.

“Embark therein; in the Name of God will be its course and its anchorage.  Surely, my Lord is Oft Forgiving, most Merciful.  So it sailed with them amidst waves like mountains…” (Quran 11:41)

Noah had constructed the ark as indicated by God’s directions, from boards and nails, and it guarded the devotees from the storm of downpour and from the water spouting out of the earth.  Then the world’s inside moved in unordinary ways, and the base of the seas rose in abrupt blasts making waves flood the earth.  These waves, as large as mountains, lowered everything; they lifted up the ark, causing it to show up as delicate as a matchbox hurled in the sea. This development, made of wood, turned into a boat of wellbeing and security, for its travelers had genuine conviction and trust in God.

From his safe spot on the ark, Noah could see one of his children overpowered by the water.  Noah shouted out to his child, beseeching him to get on the ark and to leave the non-adherents to their fate.  The child, in any case, was thinking as far as this world, and not with ardent trust in God.  He answered that he would take himself to a mountain, never envisioning that waves could swallow a mountain. Noah begged his child saying “nothing can spare you on this day aside from the leniency of God”.  The child won’t, and  he drowned.

“And 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 a mountain; it will save me from the water.’  Noah said: ‘This day there is no saviour from the Decree of God except him on whom He has mercy.’  And a wave came in between them so he (the son) was among the drowned.” (Quran 11:42-43)

“‘O Earth!  Swallow up your water, and O sky!  Withhold (your rain).’  The water was diminished (made to subside) and the Decree (of God) was fulfilled (the destruction of the people of Noah).  And it (the ship) rested on Mount Judi, and it was said: ‘Away with the people who are wrongdoing.’” (Quran 11:44)

In contrast to Christian and Jewish conventions Islam, doesn’t make reference to Noah sending a flying creature (neither a pigeon nor raven) to look for dry land. Or maybe, at God’s order, the downpour halted and the water stopped to spout from all the breaks in the earth.  Calm returned and the sun started to shine.  The flood had scrubbed the earth of excessive admiration and disbelievers.  Not a solitary individual who had doubted in God stayed on the earth.  The earth gobbled up the water and the ark settled upon Mt. Judi (what is accepted to be in present day Turkey).

Noah was a Prophet and pioneer of men, yet he was additionally a father.  He went to God with trouble and cried, “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.” (Quran 11:45)

Noah recalled that God had vowed to spare his family.  Noah didn’t question the word or guarantees of God, yet he needed to understand.  Thus God showed Noah a thing or two.

As individuals we use words to mean certain things, however God can frequently give them new, increasingly far reaching meanings.  For example, the word petition initially implied making request to God, yet Islam came and gave it new importance – it turned into the custom supplication preformed multiple times a day.  When we utilize the word family, we consider blood ties and connections, and Noah was beseeching God that his child was of his family.  God disclosed to Noah that his child was definitely not part of his family since he was unrighteous.  True family are the equitable devotees to God.

“He said: ‘Oh 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 be one of the ignorants.’” (Quran 11:46)

Noah understood.  He said; “O my Lord!  I seek refuge with You from asking from You that of which I have no knowledge.  And unless You forgive me and have Mercy on me, I would indeed be one of the losers.” (Quran 11:47)

Noah released the animals, the birds and the insects and they scattered over the earth.  Noah and his family (the believers) disembarked, whereupon Noah touched his head to the ground in prostration.  At this point the Quran and the narrations of Prophet Muhammad leave the story of Noah.  We do not know how his affairs with his people continued, nor do we know what happened to his family.  All we can ascertain is that on his death bed Noah drew his sons close to him and called on them to worship One God: The Creator and Sustianer of the Universe.

Prophet Muhammad said:

“When the death of the Messenger of God, Noah, approached, he admonished his sons: ‘Indeed I would give you far reaching advice, commanding you to do two things, and warning you against doing two things as well.  I charge you to believe that there is no god but God and that if the seven heavens and the seven earths were put on one side of a scale and the words “there is no god but God” were put on the other, the latter would outweigh the former.  I warn you against associating partners with God and against pride.” (Sahih al Bukhari)

A large portion of Noah’s kin dismissed his message, however the message makes due in the hearts and brains of Muslims right up ’til today. The encouraging words, and the expectations of salvation Noah passed on to his children while on his demise bed, remain some portion of a Muslim’s conviction and affirm his mentality towards God.  For the Prophet Muhammad, may the benevolence and endowments of God arrive, likewise revealed to us that God embraces an agreement with the devotees: If we don’t venerate different divine beings next to God, at that point He won’t deny us heaven.

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  1. Firstlady12

    May 2, 2020 at 7:11 am


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