Surah Nuh (Arabic: سورة نوح, “Noah”) is the seventy-first sura of the Quran with 28 ayat. It is about the Islamic prophet Noah (Nūḥ) and his complaint about his people rejecting all warning God gave them through Noah.
In Nuh, the seventy-first surah, the Quran refers to Nuh’s prophethood in snippets. Nuh is a messenger of God. When Nuh realizes the messages are not accepted by the community, he supplicated to God. God planned to flood the community of Nuh at a specified time. God commanded Nuh to warn the people of the flood. God brings forth the water from the skies to prove Nuh’s message to be accurate. In the Quran, the flood is a symbolization of the mercy of God to the believers. God gives the world a new beginning. The disbelievers disbelieved God’s message and messenger Nuh so they were drowned. Because his people are unable to grasp the idea of the existence of one God, the lives of Muhammad and Nuh are parallel to each other for the time of the revelation of this surah. The surah was used to increase the faith of the believers; it shows that Nuh before Muhammad had difficulties in dealing with the disbelievers of his time.
Benefits of reciting Surah Nuh
- The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) said that those who recite this surah will get a reward equal to the number of people who believe in Prophet Nuh (a.s.).
- Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that those who believe in Allah (s.w.t.), His Prophet (s.a.w.) and recite the Holy Qur’an, should never leave out surah Nuh as they will gain a place among the favored servants of Allah (s.w.t.) by reciting it. He will get three places in Jannah instead of one and he will be given 200 houries.
- Any supplications made after reciting this surah are quickly answered by Allah.
- The one who recites this surah often will not die until he sees his place in Jannah.