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What about Noah's son? According to Sura 21:76, Noah and all his family is saved from the flood. But Sura 11:42-43 reports that Noah's son drowns.
First of all the author of this list manages to add the word "all" to the word "family," even though the word "all" is nowhere to be found in al-Anbia(21):76, either in the original Arabic or in the Yusuf Ali, the Pickthall, or the Hilali and Khan English translations of the meanings of the Qur'an.
Secondly, this is yet another example of how little he has actually studied the Qur'an. Once again, even a very cursory study of the Qur'an would have revealed to him that in the very same chapter he has just quoted (Hood(11)), only two verses after the ones he has just quoted, he can find the answer to his question. After only three more verses (specifically, Hood(11):45-47) we read:
"And Noah called unto his Lord saying: 'O my Lord, my son is of
my family and your promise is true. Truly, You are the Most Just of judges.' He (God)
said: 'He is not of your family, verily, his work is unrighteous, so ask not of Me that
which you have no knowledge. I admonish you lest you be of the ignorant.' Noah said: 'O my
Lord, I seek refuge in You that I should ask You that of which I have no knowledge, and
unless you forgive me and have mercy upon me I will indeed be among the losers...."
The family of the prophets are the righteous people, not, as human intellect would imagine, a simple blood relationship. Where else can we find confirmation of this fact? Well, let us read the Bible:
"There came then his (Jesus') brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother." Mark 3:31-35
Wouldn't it have been better to first read the Qur'an, or even the Bible, before crying "contradiction"?
So, do the verses still contradict one-another?
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