Posted on 05/19/2012 by __socrates

KAN’AN كنعان
“Canaan.” Not mentioned by name in the Qur’an. The Commentators al-Baizawi and Jalalu ‘d-din, say he was the son of Noah; but the author of the Qamus dictionary says he was the son of Shem. (According to the Old Testament, he was the son of Ham, Gen. x. 6; 1 Chron. i. 8.)
He is said to be the son of Noah who was drowned, through unbelief, in the deluge. See Qur’an, Surah xi. 44. [NOAH.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam