After manymany years, Adam (as) had grandchildren and evengreat grandchildren.There were now lots ofpeople on earth.Many of them obeyed Allah and worshipped Allah, but some of them were disobedient and did what they wanted to do all of the time and did not worship Allah. Allah wanted to guide everyone on the right path and so,Allah chose Nuh to tell the people that what theywere doing was wrong.
The people would not listen to Nuh and carried ondoing bad things.Allah decided that all of these people should be punished.He told Nuh to builda big ark nearhis house.Nuh quickly got busy choosing good wood and building it up into afine ark.A lot of people laughedat him but he did not take any notice of them,because Allah had told him what to do. When he had finished,he put lots of food into the ark and collected the good people together.They also took lots ofanimals with them into the ark, twoof every kind.
One day, all of a sudden,the sky went very dark and it started to rain.Lightly at first, then more and more heavily. Soon there was water everywhere and it was a huge flood!The bad people were not laughing any more, they were frightened because they had no shelter from the water.Only the good people in the ark weresafe and dry.