Response By

Aarij Anwer

Kerry Thompson As in the Days of Noah, 1993

acrylic on masonite Gift of Dr. William Lucas, Brampton, Ontario, 1994

The ancient story of Noah, the Flood, and the Arc is recognized within all Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


“The Almighty carried him on an ark which, made of planks and nails, that floated under His watchful eye, a reward for the one who had been rejected” (The Qur’an, 54:13-14).


The ark of “planks and nails” itself wasn’t capable of weathering such an enormous flood; it was God’s mercy on Noah. For those who feel drowned by the flood of life’s unexpected trials, know that God’s mercy will see us through. Just like Noah’s ark.

Sh. Aarij Anwer serves as the Interim Imam and Islamic Education Coordinator at the London Mosque. He holds degrees in computer science, education, and Islamic sciences. Sh. Anwer co-founded Qutoof Academy, for advanced Arabic studies, and has published on Arabic curriculum for Islamic schools. He is a Zakat advisor for the National Zakat Foundation, as well as an instructor for AlKauthar Institute.