Canaan (son of Noah)

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Canaan, son of Noah
Canaan or Yam, son of Noah.jpg
Canaan, from an imaginary drawing
BornUnknown
Mesopotamia
DiedUnknown
Mesopotamia
Cause of deathDrowning
Other namesYam, son of Noah
Known forDisbelieving son of Noah
Spouse(s)Unknown
ChildrenNo children
Parent(s)Noah
Naamah
RelativesShem (brother)
Ham (brother)
Japheth (brother)

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.

Canaan is the son of Noah, son of Lamech, son of Methuselah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalalel, son of Kenan, son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam father of humans.

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.