At the time of Nuh, everyone besides Nuh worshipped idols. Nuh was one of the top 5 messengers who had endured the most. He used to tell his people to call to Allah and he called to Allah for 950 years. In that whole time, it is said he only had 80 followers in this whole time. Nuh was sent to his people to warn them before a terrible punishment comes to them. The people called Nuh and his followers liars and refused to accept.