On Wikipedia, it says:

The influence of Noah's preaching and prophet-hood spanned 950 years according to Quran. -- Noah in Islam

I've seen this claim before, but I don't recall it being in the Qur'an. The reference it gives just says the exact same claim, without pinpointing where in the Qur'an.

I didn't find it in Qur'an 71 (Surah Nuh), and Islam Q&A seems to contradict the precise claim on Wikipedia.

Question: What does the Qur'an say about the age of Prophet Nuh?

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It is mentioned in the Quran, in Surah Al-Ankabut ( Surah #29 ) verse #14:

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمْ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمْسِينَ عَامًا فَأَخَذَهُمُ الطُّوفَانُ وَهُمْ ظَالِمُونَ

And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they were wrongdoers.

Prophet Noah (P.B.U.H) preached for 950 years but we don't know how long exactly he lived on Earth.

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