Surah Nuh is the 71st chapter of the Quran. It contains 28 verses (ayat) and is a Makki surah, meaning it was revealed in the city of Makkah during the early years of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission.
The chapter is named “Nuh,” after the prophet Noah (Nuh), who is the central figure of the surah. It recounts the story of Prophet Noah and his efforts to guide his people to monotheism and righteousness. Despite his long and patient preaching, his people rejected his message and continued in their disbelief.
Surah Nooh serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by prophets in conveying the message of God and the reactions of their communities. The story of Noah emphasizes the themes of faith, perseverance, patience, and the eventual divine punishment that befell those who rejected God’s guidance.
The surah also contains lessons about the transient nature of worldly life and the ultimate accountability in the Hereafter. It warns against the dangers of arrogance, materialism, and heedlessness. The story of Noah and his people serves as an example of the consequences of ignoring the message of the prophets and the importance of responding to God’s call with sincerity and obedience.