Canaan

Posted on 03/22/2012 by marina

CANAAN. Arabic Kan`an According to al-Jalalain and al-Baizawi, the commentators, Canaan was the unbelieving son of Noah, but, according to the Qamus dictionary, the grandson, who was drowned in the flood, and whose case is recorded in the Qur’an (Surah xi., 44). He is said to be a son of Noah’s wife Wa`ilah, who was an infidel. “And the Ark moved on them amid waves like mountains: and Noah called to his son – for he was apart – ‘Embark with us, O my child! and be not with the unbelievers.’ He said, ‘I will betake me to a mountain that shall secure me from the water. He said, ‘None shall be secure this day from the decree of God, save him on whom He shall have mercy.’ And a wave passed between them, and he was among the drowned.”
Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam