QURAN SUMMARY: NUH

Surah Nuh Background And Summary of Main Topics.

Surah Nuh Statistics: Total Number of Verses, Revelation Period, Main Characters, Theme And Key Verses.

NAME:  نوح, Nuh.

Name applied to whole Surah as it narrates the story of Prophet Nuh.

ENGLISH NAME: Noah.

CHAPTER NUMBER: 71

SURAH NUH TOTAL VERSES: 28

SURAH NUH TOTAL WORDS: 227

TOTAL UNIQUE WORDS WITHOUT REPETITION: 172

TOTAL LETTERS: 965

REVELATION PERIOD:

Meccan, Approx. 620 – 622 AD.

MAIN CHARACTERS:

God, Prophet Nuh/Noah, People of Nuh, False Dieties Wadd, Suwa, Yaghuth, Yauq and Nasr.

SURAH NUH MAIN TOPICS:

Prophet Nuh’s Continuous Preaching to His Nation and their Disbelief, Because of their sins they were First Drowned & Then Entered In Fire.

SURAH NUH KEY VERSES:

١٤  وَقَدْ خَلَقَكُمْ أَطْوَارًا

14  While He has created you in stages?

١٥  أَلَمْ تَرَوْا كَيْفَ خَلَقَ اللَّهُ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ طِبَاقًا

15  Do you not consider how Allah has created seven heavens in layers

١٦  وَجَعَلَ الْقَمَرَ فِيهِنَّ نُورًا وَجَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ سِرَاجًا

16  And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp?

١٧  وَاللَّهُ أَنْبَتَكُمْ مِنَ الْأَرْضِ نَبَاتًا

17  And Allah has caused you to grow from the earth a [progressive] growth.

٢٣  وَقَالُوا لَا تَذَرُنَّ آلِهَتَكُمْ وَلَا تَذَرُنَّ وَدًّا وَلَا سُوَاعًا وَلَا يَغُوثَ وَيَعُوقَ وَنَسْرًا

23  And said, ‘Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwa’ or Yaghuth and Ya’uq and Nasr.

SUMMARY OF TOPICS

1-9(Prophet Nuh Says To His Nation: Worship God, fear Him and obey me, God Will Forgive You And Delay You Until Your Death, Prophet Nuh Complains God That every time He invited them, they put their fingers in their ears), 10-12(Nuh Further Says To His Nation: Ask Forgiveness, God Will Send Rain, Increase Your Wealth, Provide For You Gardens & Rivers), 16(God Made Moon A Light And Sun A Lamp), 17-18(Creation Of Man Is Like Growth From The Earth), 21-28(Prophet Nuh Pray Submission To God For Punishment On His Nation, As They Don’t Forsake Their Dieties Wadd, Suwa, Yaghuth, Yauq, Nasr, Because of their sins they were First Drowned & Then Entered In Fire Verse25, Nuh Prays God Not To Leave Any Unbeliever On The Surface Of The Earth Verse26)

SURAH NUH BRIEF COMMENTARY & BACKGROUND

This Surah has 28 verses divided into 2 Rukus/Sections. Name applied to whole Surah as it narrates the story of Prophet Nuh.  This Surah was revealed in Mecca most probably in a later stage of Prophet Muhammad’s preaching in Mecca when persecution had become severe.

Nuh was a prophet of God. When Nuh apprehends that his teachings and messages are not accepted by the community, he prayed to God. God commanded Nuh to notify the people of the flood. God brings forth the water from the skies to prove Nuh’s message to be accurate. God furnishes the world a new beginning. The doubters disbelieved God’s word, so they were drowned.