Sunday, 11 December 2016
The First "Tweet"
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The first tweet ever.
Then to make sure whether the waters had become shallow over all the surface of the ground, he sent out one of the doves. But the dove came back to the ark and its master, finding never a resting-place to perch on; and he put out his hand to catch it, and took it back into the ark. Seven days more he waited, and then sent the dove out from the ark again; this time, it came back to him at night-fall, with a twig of olive in its mouth, the leaves still green on it; and then Noah could not doubt that the waters had become shallow all over the ground. But still he waited another seven days, and now, when he sent it out, it came back to him no more. It was the first day of the first month of his six hundred and first year when the waters ebbed away from the land, and Noah, withdrawing the covering of the ark, looked round him and found that the whole surface of the ground was clear. And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the land itself was dry.
So, in effect, Noah (a.s.) set out three “tweets”.