What is Islam's view of the Tower of Babel? Is it in/compatible with the Quran? Is there a belief in Islam that takes the place of the Tower of Babel?
1I don't think that Towers of Babel are directly mentioned in Quran. If you have any reference, please add it in question– gotoFeb 6, 2014 at 3:06
There are references to a similar attempt by Pharaoh of Egypt in Sura Qasas and Sura Ghafir of the Holy Quran.
In Sura Qisas:
Pharaoh said, “O nobles, I know of no god for you other than me. So fire-up the bricks for me O Hamaan, and build me a tower, that I may ascend to the God of Moses, though I think he is a liar.” (28:38)
In Sura Ghafir:
And Pharaoh said, “O Hamaan, build me a tower, that I may reach the pathways. (40:36) The pathways of the heavens, so that I may glance at the God of Moses; though I think he is lying.” Thus Pharaoh’s evil deeds were made to appear good to him, and he was averted from the path. Pharaoh's guile was only in defeat. (40:37)
Wikipedia article traces possible allusions to the story in other Islamic sources.