Al-Judi

Posted on 04/10/2012 by marina

AL-JUDI الجودي
Mount Ararat, upon which the ark of Noah rested. Mentioned in the Qur’an, Surah xi. 46: “And it (the ark) settled on al-Judi.”
Judi is a corruption apparently for Mount Giordi, the Gordyoei of the Greeks, situated between Armenia and Mesopotamia.
Ainsworth, in his Travels in the Track of the Ten Thousand, says tradition still points to Jabal Judi as the scene of the event, and maintains the belief that fragments of the ark exist on the summit.
Whiston, in his History of Armenia, p. 361, says Araratia is the name of a province and not a mountain in Armenia.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam