Examination of the Infallibility of Prophet Noah according to the Leiden Encyclopedia of the Quran PDF Print E-mail

Examination of the Infallibility of Prophet Noah according to the Leiden Encyclopedia of the Quran*

Mohammad Hassan Zamani**

Mahdi Sazandegi***

Abstract

This paper examines the infallibility of Prophet Noah according to the Leiden Encyclopedia of the Quran. Prophet Noah was the first in the series of Ulū al-ʿAzm prophets and is discussed frequently in the Qurʾān. One signifier of the eminence of this divine prophet is the fact that God named Prophet Abraham as one of the followers of Prophet Noah. Furthermore, God asserts that the Abrahamic religion is rooted in monotheistic concepts promoted by Prophet Noah. Doubts cast about the infallibility of this great prophet posited in various books mainly include rejection and rebuke of Noah by God, denial of Noah's request for the salvation of his son, Noah's ignorance of his son’s unbelief, attribution of matters incompatible with infallibility to Noah, attribution of infidelity to his wife, and Noah's repentance and prayers for forgiveness. Some of these matters are also mentioned in the Leiden Encyclopedia of the Quran. This paper critically examines doubts posited by orientalists concerning Prophets Noah, providing evidential responses based on reason, the Qurʾān, and Islamic traditions.

 

Keywords: Qurʾān, orientalists, Leiden Encyclopedia of the Quran, infallibility, Prophet Noah

 

 


*. Date of receiving: 30 January 2016, Date of approval: 4 June 2016.

**. Faculty member of Al-Mustafa International University ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

***. Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )