Noah Ark Sailing across Muslim countries - Just Imagine

By Dr. Adel Elsaie

Story of Prophet Noah نوح (PBUH)6A

The Story of Noah

The accounts of the flood in the Jewish and Christian traditions acknowledge Noah as being a righteous man in a world crushed under the weight of sin, corruption and confusion. Prophet Noah was a beacon of hope among the descendants of Adam in an era where sin and lawlessness had overtaken the people.

Mankind had been one community believing in the Oneness of God, but confusion and deviation had crept in. Noah was a calm, patient man who called his people to return to the worship of the One True God. He was an exceptional speaker, enjoining those around him to leave the worship of idols, and to hear his warning of a terrible punishment for those who venerated idols and statues.

Noah warned them day and night; he announced his message in public and he spoke quietly to people privately; yet all, but a few, denied his words. Noah cried out to God.

“He said: ′O my Lord! Verily, I have called my people night and day (secretly and openly to accept the doctrine of Islamic Monotheism), but all my calling added nothing but to their flight from the truth. Verily! Every time I called unto them that You might forgive them, they thrust their fingers into their ears, covered themselves up with their garments, and persisted (in their refusal), and magnified themselves in pride.” (Quran 71:5-7)

The Ark

God instructed Noah to build the ark and passed judgment on the disbelievers in the form of a flood.

“And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Inspiration and address Me not on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.” (Quran11:37)

The believers entered the ark in the name of God, just as Muslims today begin everything they do, in the name of God.

“Embark therein; in the Name of God will be its course and its anchorage. Surely, my Lord is Oft Forgiving, most Merciful. So it sailed with them amidst waves like mountains...” (Quran 11:41)

The Deluge

Noah had built the ark according to God′s instructions, from planks and nails, and it kept the believers safe from the deluge of rain and from the water gushing out of the earth. Then the earth′s interior moved in unusual ways, and the bottom of the oceans rose in sudden bursts causing waves to flood the earth. These waves, as big as mountains, submerged everything; they lifted up the ark, making it appear as fragile as a matchbox tossed in the ocean. This construction, made of wood, became a ship of safety and security, for its passengers had true belief and trust in God.

From his secure place on the ark, Noah could see one of his sons overwhelmed by the water. Noah cried out to his son, imploring him to come aboard the ark and to leave the non-believers to their fate. The son, however, was thinking in terms of this world, and not with heartfelt trust in God. He replied that he would take himself to a mountain, never imagining that waves could swallow a mountain. Noah pleaded with his son saying “nothing can save you on this day except the mercy of God”. The son refused, and he drowned.

“And Noah called out to his son, who had separated himself (apart), ′O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.′ The son replied, ′I will betake myself to a mountain; it will save me from the water.′ Noah said: ′This day there is no saviour from the Decree of God except him on whom He has mercy.′ And a wave came in between them so he (the son) was among the drowned.” (Quran 11:42-43)

The Muslim Ummah Today

Transparency International issued their Corruption Perception Index (CPI ) 2014. This index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in countries worldwide, scoring them from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Covering 177 countries, the 2013 index paints a worrying picture.

The CPI is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide. Corruption generally comprises illegal activities, which are deliberately hidden and only come to light through scandals, investigations or prosecutions. While a handful perform well, not one single country gets a perfect score, with Denmark scores 92. More than two-thirds score less than 50.

This article is concerned about CPI in Muslim Countries -2014 score. Here are the results of the CPI in some Muslim countries with the country′s rank of 177 countries, name of the country, and its CPI:

25 UAE 70

26 Qatar 69

50 Malaysia 52

55 Saudi Arabia (Strict Sunni) 49

64 Turkey 45

94 Egypt 37

107 Indonesia 34

126 Pakistan 29

136 Iran (strict Shia) 27

159 Syria 20

1709 Syria 16

174 Somalia 8

70 Major Sins in Islam

Quran 4:31

Surat An-Nisā' 4:31 "If you avoid the major sins which you are forbidden, We will remove from you your lesser sins and admit you to a noble entrance [into Paradise].

The article list the 70 Major Sins in Islam that Muslims practice today in our Muslim Ummah

In Islam, a major sin has a clear definition:

1. Any sin that carries a specific legal punishment (stealing, adultery, etc).

2. Any sin that has been accompanied by a stern warning.

2. Any sin that the Qur′an has explicitly stated to be haram (forbidden).

If few Muslims are committing sins, you can try to remind them with Islam and repentance to Allah SWT. But what to do if you have, like in our Islamic Ummah now, millions are committing ALL KINDS OF MAJOR SINS, and they go to mosque, read Quran, and even ask Allah for forgiveness without really meaning it.

Just imagine:

Just like in the time of Noah, God sends Noah Ark to ALL MUSLIM COUNTRIES to pick up the righteous Muslims, and leave the major sinners behind.

How many Muslims and Animals will be left behind Noah Ark ??