Canaan (son of Noah)
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|Canaan, son of Noah|
Canaan, from an imaginary drawing
|Cause of death||Drowning|
|Other names||Yam, son of Noah|
|Known for||Disbelieving son of Noah|
Canaan, son of Noah or Yam, son of Noah in Islam, was the fourth son of prophet Noah and his wife Naamah, and the brother of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. According to the Islamic version of the deluge myth, he was a disbeliever and died by drowning in the flood.
His remembrance in the Qur'an[change | change source]
Noah called to his son who was apart "O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers." Canaan said, "I will take refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water." [Noah] said, "There is no protector today from the decree of Allah, except from whom He gives mercy." And the waves came between them, and Canaan was among the drowned.