Topic: S: EXTRA, "FLOOD" OF NOAH
FLOOD OF NOAH: (Allah knows best)
According to Koran flood of Noah only involved people of (prophet) Noah, whole world is not said to have sunk (as in the Bible). Strongest candidate for "people of Noah" might be developed nation found from bottom of Black Sea, which people did not have time to escape when masses of water from Mediterranean Sea flow into it after straits of Bosbor (in place of modern Istanbul) collapsed thousands of years ago. Another good candidate is "lost Atlantis", that has been with high probability (descriptions of "Atlantis" match) located from southern Spain, as it sunk into sea on the coast. Another possibility is plains of Mesopotamia in Iraq, as ground is flushed to sea from very many times larger area than rivers there. Map from near sea-level area looks like there was much erosion hundreds of kilometers from rivers:
3:33 mentions Noah as important messenger among others like in 4:163 and in 6:84. 7:64 (and 21:77+25:37+37:82+53:52) mentions that (only) those who rejected message of Noah (people he was sent to) were drowned, no other except Noah is mentioned to have had "sign" then.
Inheritors of Noah in 7:69 (and in 37:77 "offspring") are only part of people on earth, ancestors of people of Israel. 10:73 people from ark that "inherit the earth" (37:79 "salutation to Noah among the nations") really got it as religions of Abraham (relative of Noah) cover over 50% of worlds population.
11:40 (and in 23:27 "valley overflows"+54:12) "water came forth from the valley" (Shakir translation) could describe how Bosbor-straits broke, also some heavy rain (54:11) and fountains (Yusufali translation) from ground might have gushed forth at same time, "(take) of each kind two, male and female" does not really mention all species of animals or plants in world, it does not mention animals/plants at all, only humans (his family and those who followed Noah), 26:119 mentions only filled ark ("with all creatures" is interpretation of Yusufali), can be it with humans and food and some animals.
11:43 Noah?s son mentioned going to mountains, but he never got that far as waves "came between them", no mention of flood covering mountains. 11:44 earth "swallowing" water and sky "withdrawing" can not be very much water in any sense.
11:48 confirmed that "there will be" (= they will be introduced to) other people that were not in Ark. 17:2-3 confirmed that descendants of Ark are people of Israel, through son of Abraham.
In 29:14 "(Noah) tarried among them a thousand years less fifty" can mean that Noah was with his people for 950 years, or that he was with them last 50 years from millennium, or even that he was with them for time of "thousand years" from view of prophet with Allah, so according to Koran (22:47) ?one day" in Allah?s sight (as Noah was prophet and belongs with Allah), it can be only reason why this "less fifty" is said and not 950 years mentioned straight, so almost one day (if 50 means 5%, 95% from day,
if "fifty" means 50% then half day) trying to preach them (as according to Koran there is only few descriptions about his sayings, 29:18 "duty of the messenger is only to preach publicly", maybe after that day he began to build ark).
In 69:11 interpretiating "you" into mankind is only from Yusufali translation, it could be Noah, or more likely his offspring and so "you" could be addressed to prophet Mohammed who was also offspring of Abraham (so "you" in 69:12 is also maybe addressed to prophet Mohammed only). In 71:25 Allah spoke about certain people of Noah mentioned in aya's 1, 7 and in 23 with their gods.
Notice, in 11:46 Allah told for His prophet that he is "acting like ignorant" despite counseling of Him, so was Prophet Noah sinless? In 71:26 Noah requested that no single one of unbelievers would be left on earth, but Allah gave no answer to that.