The Call of Nuh – Paperback by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam
For 950 years, Sayyidunā Nūh alayhis salaam persevered night and day in continuous succession in preaching the message; unwavering and relentless in his mission. Not once did he feel that his calling was in vain. He stood firm and resolute in continuing with the mission that he was sent with, in proclaiming the message of the oneness of Allāh subhanahu wa ta’ala; year after year, decade upon decade, century after century, but this failed to convince the people of the truth.
In a person’s life, a point in time is reached that without parting company from evil; the imminent danger of being engulfed by the evil becomes very real and foreseeable. It is at this point that Sayyidunā Nūh alayhis salaam realised that there was no way out than to call for the impending doom of the disbelievers; if he was to save himself and his followers. Allāh subhanahu wa ta’ala did not wrong them but they wronged themselves, thus they were deserving of the punishment which was meted out to them, and this is the general subject matter of this Sūrah; falsehood will perish and the truth will always prevail.