Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The ship of Noah (peace be upon Him)

Lesson # 867 from the Noble Quran

The ship of Noah (peace be upon Him)

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

Stage – 2, Verse –64 of 206, Section – 8 of 24 (Part – 8)



In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and We drowned those who denied Our tokens. Lo! They were blind folk.     Fa-kazzabuuhu  fa-‘anjay-Naahu  wallaziina  ma-‘ahuu  fil-Fulki  wa  ‘agraqNal-laziina  kazzabuu  bi-‘AayaatiNaa.  ‘Inna-hum  kaanuu  qawman  ‘amiin.         


‘Amiin – (the blind), this word is plural of ‘amyun. There are two kinds of the blind people, the blind of the eyes, who are called ‘a’-maa, and the blind of the hearts, who are called ‘amiya.


Prophet Noah (peace be upon Him) tried His best to admonish His nation that they should know their Lord and worship Him only, and that there is none who have any power either to cause to gain their end or to arrange for them or to put off any kind of their misfortune, but they did not listen to Him carefully.


The rich and illustrious people of that nation said: Talking against the traditions and customs is a token of straying. We have been looking clearly that You (Noah (peace be upon Him) are astray. How can we obey You? Along with it, they began to abuse and tease Him (peace be upon Him). And they began to say to Him: You are a malicious performer and a liar too. At last, their end (that, what happened with them) has been described in this verse briefly. More detail will be discussed in Surah Huud (Hud) and Surah Shu-‘araaa’ (The Poets) Chapters 11 and 26.  


God Almighty commands that the people of Noah (peace be upon Him) falsified Him. It was its result that We saved Noah and His believers by means of a ship and We drowned remaining the entire nation by sending a storm, who denied Our Revelations. Those people were entirely unintelligent and dull.


The Creator and Lord of this universe has fixed some rules and principles for this world after its creation, according to which some changes continue to undergo in its circumstances. The earth is a part of the universe. Uncountable powers and forces have been working in and around it. If the temperateness is observed into them with the Command of Allah Almighty, then the condition of the earth remains quite right. But if any force or any part of it overcomes upon the whole, whether those are rainy, flood or wind storms, earthquakes, drowning of any portion of the land in the water, becoming the dryness water or the water becoming dryness or falling beneath of any part of the land etc. the disasters keep on happening.


Messengers of Allah Almighty and His Scriptures explain that very early from coming of any big calamity, Allah Almighty cautions the human beings by sending His Messenger and the Scripture that if they wish to be saved from that disaster, then they should act upon His Guidance. He will save them with His Mercy.


Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is last Messenger of God Almighty and the Holy Qur-‘aan is His last Scripture. We have been informed about all necessary matters until the Day of Resurrection by means of Them that we shall be saved from such misfortunes, which continue to come on the earth off and on, if we shall act in accord with the principles described by Allah Almighty.


But if you will disobey the Commands of Allah Almighty and give up acting upon His Guidance, then confusion of the heart, fear and dissatisfaction will make you more frightful. None can save anyone with management or plan against Allah Almighty.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)