To the extent that when Our command came and the oven gushed forth water, We said, ‘Board on the Ark as a pair; male and female; from every species, and your family members, and all other Muslims except those upon whom the Word (of punishment) has gone forth.’ And there were only a few Muslims with him.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 40)
Describing the heavy flow and turbulence of the water from the sky and the earth, Allah has mentioned:
We therefore opened the gates of heaven, with water flowing intensely. And made the earth as springs gushing out, so the two waters met; totalling a quantity which was destined.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 27, Surah Al-Qamar, Ayah 11-12)
This is how the flood came and the entire earth inundated. (Tafseer As-Saawi, vol. 3, pp. 913; part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 42)
How heavy was the flood and what was the extent of its waves? The Holy Quran has depicted it in the following words:
And it ( the Ark) is carrying them in the middle of such waves like mountains.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 42)
Sayyiduna Nuh boarded the ark and it was sailing striking with the waves of the water until it reached the mountain of J oodi safely and halted there. At the time of boarding the ark, Sayyiduna Nuh recited the following supplication:
Allah’s name, with it is its sailing and its anchoring; indeed my Lord is surely Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran) (Part 12, Surah Hood, Ayah 41)