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One of the sons of Sayyiduna Nuh whose name was Kin’aan did not embrace faith wholeheartedly. Instead, he was a hypocrite. He would conceal his Kufr but at the time of flood, he exposed it. When getting on the ark, Sayyiduna Nuh called his son and said, ‘O my beloved son! You too board the ark and leave the company of the unbelievers.’ He said, ‘During the flood, I will climb up the mountains to get shelter.’ Gloomy, Sayyiduna Nuh said, ‘Son! Today, no one can save anyone from the torment of Allah . Only the one upon whom Allah would shower His mercy can be saved.’ Whilst this discussion was taking place between the son and the father, a big wave came and Kin’aan drowned.
It is also reported that Kin’aan climbed up a high mountain, hid in a cave and sealed every opening of the cave. But when the wave of flood struck the top of the mountain, the cave filled with water. In this way, Kin’aan drowned into dirty water containing his excreta.
(Iafseer As-Saawi, vol. 3, pp. 914; Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 43)
Allah  has mentioned about this event in the Holy Quran:
And Nuh called out to his son and he was standing aside from it (outside the Ark), ‘O my son! Embark along with us, and do not be with the disbelievers.’ He (the son) said, ‘I shall seek refuge on a mountain, which will save me from the water.’ Nuh said, ‘Today there is no one who can save you from the punishment of Allah, except upon whom He bestows mercy,’ and the wave came in between them, so he remained amongst the drowning ones.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 42-43)
Seeing his son drowning in front of his eyes, Sayyiduna Nuh became very grievous and sad. He implored Allah , ‘O my Rab! My son, Kin’ aan is among my household and Your promise is true. You are  [Ahkam-ul-Hakimeen].’ Allah  said in reply, ‘O Nuh! Your son, Kin’ aan is not among those households of yours about whom I promised to save. Therefore, 0 Nuh! Your request is not valid, so request me not of any such thing about which you  are not aware of.’ Sayyiduna Nuh  said, ‘O Allah ! I seek Your refuge from asking You of any such thing  that I am not aware of and if
You do not shower Your mercy upon me by forgiving me, then I will be at loss.’ (Iafseer As-Saawi, vol. 3, pp. 915-916, summarized; part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 45-47)
Describing this parable, Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran:
And Nuh prayed to his Lord; requesting, ‘O My Lord! Indeed my son is also from my family, and surely Your promise is true and You are The Greatest of all in Commanding.’ He (Allah) said, ‘O Nuh, he is not from your family; his deeds are most despicable; do not ask Me for that of which you have no knowledge (in this regard); I advise you not to become oblivious.’ He submitted, ‘O My Lord! I seek your refuge from asking you that of which I have no knowledge, and if You do not forgive me and do not have mercy upon me, then I would he a loser.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 45-47) 

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