3:130, below. Not Euclid, but Apollonius was known to Arabic
tradition as a carpenter. Cf. Ibn an-Nadim,
Fihrist, ed. Flugel
(Leipzig, 1871-72), p. 260; (Cairo, 1848/1929-90), p. 372; Sa'id
al-Andalusi, Tabaqat al-umam,
tr. R. Blachere, p. 70; al-Qifti,
Ta'rikh al-lukama', ed.
MullerLippert, p. 61.
the miracle that marked him as a prophet. Noah is said to have
been guided in the building of the Ark by divine revelation.
(Cf. the chapter on Noah in ath-Tha'labi, Qisas
However, the statement that he was the first carpenter is not in
the mainstream of Muslim tradition concerning Noah, but rather
runs counter to it.