Prophet Lut As
Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), he left Egypt accompanied by his nephew Lot (peace be upon him), who then went to the city of Sodom (Sadum), who was on the western shore of the Dead Sea.
This city was full of evil. Its inhabitants ambushed, robbed and killed travelers. Another common evil among them was that the men had sex with men rather than women. This unnatural act later became known as sodomy (after the city of Sodom). It ‘was practiced openly and without shame.
It ‘been up to these crimes and sins that Allah revealed to Prophet Lut (peace be upon him) that he should call people to give up their indecent behavior, but they were so deeply sunk in their immoral habits that have been deaf to the preaching of Lot. Submerged in their unnatural desires, they refused to listen, even when Lot warned them of Allah’s punishment. Instead, they threatened to drive him out of town if he continued to preach.
Allah has revealed: The people of Lot (those dwelt in the cities of Sodom in Palestine) belied the Messengers when their brother Lot said to them: “Do not fear Allah and obey Him in truth I am a messenger of trust for you?! . Fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me. No compensation can I ask you for this (my Message of Islamic Monotheism) my reward is only from the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists). You go to males of the Alamin (mankind), and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives? No, you are a trespassing people! ”
They said: “If you do not cease, Lot O truth, there will be one of those who are driven out!”
He said: “I am really, of those who disapprove with severe anger and fury your (this evil) action (of sodomy) My Lord, save me and my family for what they do..”
SO We saved him and his family, all except one old (this wife) among those who are left behind. (Ch 26:160-171 Quran)
The actions of the people of Lot saddened his heart. Their reputation unhealthy spread throughout the country, as he fought against them. Over the years, he continued in his mission, but to no avail. No one responded to his call and believed except for members of his family, and even in his family, not all the members believed. Lot’s wife, like Noah’s wife, a disbeliever.
Allah the Almighty said: Allah will set an example for those who disbelieve, the wife of Noah and Lot’s wife. They were under two of Our righteous servants, but they both betrayed their (husbands, by rejecting their doctrines) so they (Noah and Lut) benefited them less (their respective wives), against Allah, and said: “Enter the Fire with those who enter! “(Ch 66:10 Quran)
If the house is a place of comfort and rest, then Lut found none, because he was tormented both inside and outside his home. His life was continuous torture and he suffered a lot, but remained patient and continued with his people. The years rolled by, and still did not believe in him. Instead, they belittled his message and mockingly challenged him: “Bring Allah’s Torment upon us if you are one of the truth” (Qur’an Ch 29:29).
Overwhelmed by despair, Lot prayed to Allah to grant him victory and destroy the corrupt. Therefore, the angels left Abraham (pbuh) and headed for the city of Sodom Lut (as). They reached the walls of the city in the afternoon. The first person who saw them was the daughter of Lot, who was sitting beside the river, filling the jug with water. When he raised his face and saw them, she was stunned that there could be men of magnificent beauty on earth.
One of the tree men (angels) asked her: “O maiden, is a place to rest?”
Remembering the character of his people said, “Stay here and do not enter until you return and tell my father.” Leaving her jug by the river, he quickly ran home.
“O father!” he cried. “You are wanted by young men at the gates of the city and have never before seen the like of their faces!”
Felt very soon in trouble as he ran to his guests. He asked them where they came from and where they were going.
Do not respond to his questions. Instead, they asked if he could host them. He started talking with them and impressed upon them the theme of the nature of his people. Lot was full of turmoil, he wanted to convince his guests without offending them, not to spend the night there, but at the same time wanted to extend their hospitality to guests is normally recognized. Tried in vain to make them understand the situation dangerous. Finally, therefore, asked them to wait until night fell, then no one sees them.
When darkness fell over the city, Lot escorted his guest to his house. No one was aware of their presence. However, as soon as Lot’s wife saw them, he slipped out of the house quietly so that no one noticed. Quickly, he ran to his people with the news and has spread to all the inhabitants like wildfire. The people rushed towards Lot quickly and excitedly. Lot was surprised by their discovery of his guests. and wondered who might have them informed. The issue became clear, however, when he could not find his wife anywhere, adding pain to his pain.
When Lot saw the mob approaching his house, locked the door, but they continued to beat on it. He begged them to leave the visitors alone and fear Allah’s punishment. He urged them to seek sexual fulfillment with their wives, because this is what Allah had made lawful.
Lot’s people waited until he had finished his short sermon, and then laughed. Blinded by passion, they broke down the door. Lot became very angry, but he was powerless before these violent people. It ‘been able to prevent the abuse of his guests, but firmly stood his ground and continued to plead with the mob.
In that terrible moment, he wanted the power to push away from his guests. Seeing him in a state of helplessness and grief the guests said: “Do not be anxious or frightened, Lot for we are angels, and these people do not give you.”
Hearing this, the crowd was terrified and fled from the house of Lot, launching threats against him as the left. The angels warned Prophet Lut (pbuh) to leave his house before dawn, bringing with him his entire family, except his wife.
Allah had decreed that the city of Sodom should perish. An earthquake shook the city. It was as if a great power had lifted the entire city and flung it down in a shock. A storm of stones rained on the city. Everyone and everything was destroyed, including Lot’s wife.
Allah Almighty has told this story and tell them about the guests (angels) of Abraham. When they came to him and said: “Salaaman (peace),” Abraham said: “In fact we are afraid of you.”
They (the angels) said: “Do not be afraid We give you the glad tidings of a boy (son) possessing much knowledge and wisdom.” (Abraham) said: “Do not give me the glad tidings (of a son) when old age overtook me What then is your news?” They (the angels) said: “We give you the glad tidings in truth not be SO desperate.”.
Abraham said: “And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except those who are astray?” (Abraham again) said: “What then is the business on which you have come, O Messengers?”
They (the angels) said: “We have been sent to a people who are Mujrimeen (criminals, disbeliveers, polytheists, sinners) (all), except for Lot’s family all of us are definitely going to save (from destruction) .. “.
Except his wife, we decreed to be of those who remain behind (which will be destroyed).
Then, when the messengers (angels) came to the family of Lot, said: “Truly You are people unknown to me.” They said: “No, we came to you with that (torment) which have been brought to you And we doubt the truth (the news of the destruction of your nation) and certainly, we say for those who travel! .. In a part of the night with the family, and go after them in the back, and let none of you look back, but moving forward to where you are ordered. ”
And we made known this decree to him, that the root of those (sinners) was to be cut off early in the morning
The inhabitants of the city came rejoicing (at the news of the arrival of two young). Lot said: “In truth these are my guests, so shame I do not fear Allah and disgrace me ..” They (the people of the city) said: “We do not want to entertain (or protect), one of the Alamin (people, foreigners strangers etc) from us?” Lot said: “These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters to marry lawfully) if you have to do so.”
In truth, your life (O Muhammad), in their wild intoxication wandering blindly. As Saliha (torment, awful cry, etc.) overtook them at sunrise, and we turned (the cities of Sodom in Palestine) upside down and rained on them stones of baked clay. Definitely! In this are signs for those who see (or understand or learn the lesson from the signs of Allah). And in truth! They (the cities) are right on the highroad (from Mecca to Syria, the place where the Dead Sea is now). Definitely! It is indeed a sign for believers. “(Ch 15:51-77 Quran)
Allah also said: So we saved him and his family, all except an old woman (his wife) among those who are left behind. Then after we destroyed the others. We rained on them a rain of torment. How bad was the rain of those who had been warned. Truly, this is really a sign but most of them are not believers. Indeed! Your Lord, He is indeed the All Mighty, the Merciful. (Ch 26:170-175 Quran)
The book was closed to the people of Lot (pbuh). Their towns and names have been erased from the face of the earth. Gone from that memory. A book has been closed books of corruption.
Lot (pbuh) proceeded towards Abraham (peace be upon him). IF visited him, and when told the story of his people, he was surprised to learn that Abraham (peace be upon him) already knew. So Lut (pbuh) continued to invite people to Allah, as did Abraham (pbuh), the patient who turned to God, repented, and the two companies held to their mission.