Prophet Nuh and the flood story
Fatwa No: 81489

  • Fatwa Date:6-9-1999 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 26, 1420
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Is it possible that The prophet Nuh took all kinds of animals in his vessel? I think that the flood was only in a certain region of the earth and not covering all our planet. I believe that Nuh took only specific species of the region where he lived. Please answer my question. wa alaykum Assalam


      Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Verily the flood was by the order of Allah; no doubt this was a unique incident in the history of human beings. Allah sent the Messengers after Nooh, they all informed about this flood. No doubt the flood was spread through the whole of earth. Allah says (Interpretation of the meaning): {today none is the protector} this style indicates the generality. Whoever possesses another opinion, he should prove it in the light of powerful evidence.             Allah knows best.

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