the Holy Qur'an

And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations: (6:86)

We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? (7:80)

"For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds." (7:81)

And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" (7:82)

But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind. (7:83)

And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime! (7:84)

But when he saw their hands went not towards the (meal), he felt some mistrust of them, and conceived a fear of them. They said: "Fear not: We have been sent against the people of Lut." (11:70)

When fear had passed from (the mind of) Abraham and the glad tidings had reached him, he began to plead with us for Lut's people. (11:74)

When Our messengers came to Lut, he was grieved on their account and felt himself powerless (to protect) them. He said: "This is a distressful day." (11:77)

And his people came rushing towards him, and they had been long in the habit of practising abominations. He said: "O my people! Here are my daughters: they are purer for you (if ye marry)! Now fear God, and cover me not with shame about my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?" (11:78)

They said: "Well dost thou know we have no need of thy daughters: indeed thou knowest quite well what we want!" (11:79)

He said: "Would that I had power to suppress you or that I could betake myself to some powerful support." (11:80)

(The Messengers) said: "O Lut! We are Messengers from thy Lord! By no means shall they reach thee! now travel with thy family while yet a part of the night remains, and let not any of you look back: but thy wife (will remain behind): To her will happen what happens to the people. Morning is their time appointed: Is not the morning nigh?" (11:81)

When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer,- (11:82)

Marked as from thy Lord: Nor are they ever far from those who do wrong! (11:83)

"And O my people! let not my dissent (from you) cause you to sin, lest ye suffer a fate similar to that of the people of Noah or of Hud or of Salih, nor are the people of Lut far off from you! (11:89)

"Excepting the adherents of Lut: them we are certainly (charged) to save (from harm),- All - (15:59)

"Except his wife, who, We have ascertained, will be among those who will lag behind." (15:60)

At length when the messengers arrived among the adherents of Lut, (15:61)

He said: "Ye appear to be uncommon folk." (15:62)

They said: "Yea, we have come to thee to accomplish that of which they doubt. (15:63)

"We have brought to thee that which is inevitably due, and assuredly we tell the truth. (15:64)

"Then travel by night with thy household, when a portion of the night (yet remains), and do thou bring up the rear: let no one amongst you look back, but pass on whither ye are ordered." (15:65)

And We made known this decree to him, that the last remnants of those (sinners) should be cut off by the morning. (15:66)

The inhabitants of the city came in (mad) joy (at news of the young men). (15:67)

Lut said: "These are my guests: disgrace me not: (15:68)

"But fear God, and shame me not." (15:69)

They said: "Did we not forbid thee (to speak) for all and sundry?" (15:70)

He said: "There are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so)." (15:71)

Verily, by thy life (O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction, to and fro. (15:72)

But We delivered him and (his nephew) Lut (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for the nations. (21:71)

And to Lut, too, We gave Judgment and Knowledge, and We saved him from the town which practised abominations: truly they were a people given to Evil, a rebellious people. (21:74)

Those of Abraham and Lut; (22:43)

And (remember) Lut: behold, he said to his people: "Ye do commit lewdness, such as no people in Creation (ever) committed before you. (29:28)

He said: "But there is Lut there." They said: "Well do we know who is there : we will certainly save him and his following,- except his wife: she is of those who lag behind!" (29:32)

And when Our Messengers came to Lut, he was grieved on their account, and felt himself powerless (to protect) them: but they said: "Fear thou not, nor grieve: we are (here) to save thee and thy following, except thy wife: she is of those who lag behind. (29:33)

Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons? (37:153)

And Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the Confederates. (38:13)

The 'Ad, Pharaoh, the brethren of Lut, (50:13)

The people of Lut rejected (his) warning. (54:33)

We sent against them a violent Tornado with showers of stones, (which destroyed them), except Lut's household: them We delivered by early Dawn,- (54:34)

As a Grace from Us: thus do We reward those who give thanks. (54:35)

And (Lut) did warn them of Our Punishment, but they disputed about the Warning. (54:36)

And they even sought to snatch away his guests from him, but We blinded their eyes. (They heard:) "Now taste ye My Wrath and My Warning." (54:37)

Early on the morrow an abiding Punishment seized them: (54:38)

"So taste ye My Wrath and My Warning." (54:39)

God sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they profited nothing before God on their account, but were told: "Enter ye the Fire along with (others) that enter!" (66:10)

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