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Hazrat Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was sent down to the first ever gay community. Allah destroyed the people of Lut including the wife of Prophet Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.
Prophet Lut Era
Hazrat Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was the nephew of Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. His father’s name was Haran who was the brother of Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.
In fact, when the angels came to destroy the people of Lut, they first came to see Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.
Sodom and Gomorrah
It is mentioned in Bible that the people of Loot used to live in Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom and Gomorrah are possibly located in the south of Al-Lisān, in the central part of the Dead Sea in Israel (underwater now). Mount Sodom is near to the place where the people of Lut used to live.
Hazrat Loot preached the right path
Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ said: Why do you ˹men˺ lust after fellow men leaving the wives that your Lord has created for you? In fact, you are a transgressing person. – Ash-Shu’ara 26:165-166
Do you really lust after ˹other˺ men, abuse the travelers, and practice immorality ˹openly˺ in your gatherings?” – Al-‘Ankabut 29:29
People of Loot were stubborn
People of Lut said: “If you do not desist, O Lot, you will surely be expelled.” – Ash-Shu’ara 26:167
Bring Allah’s punishment upon us, if what you say is true. – Al-‘Ankabut 29:29
Angels arrived to deliver Allah’s wrath
Angels came to destroy the people of Loot as beautiful boys and stayed at Hazrat Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ house. People of Loot got together in front of the Prophet’s house to hand over the beautiful boys to them to fulfill their sexual desire.
Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was so embarrassed, that he tried to persuade them that they can fulfill their sexual desires by marrying the single women of the community. – – Al-Hijr 15:71
Angels said: Travel with your family in the dark of night and follow ˹closely˺ behind them. Do not let any of you look back, and go where you are commanded. – Al-Hijr 15:65
Wife of Hazrat Loot was also killed
Angels told Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ that his wife will not be able to save herself as she is among those who will be cursed by Allah. – Al-Hijr 15:60
Allah punished them with a rain of stones which eventually destroyed them completely. The wife of Prophet Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ looked back and became a pillar of salt.
Quran: We saved him (Hazrat Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) and all of his family except his wife who was one of the doomed. Then We utterly destroyed the rest, pouring upon them a rain ˹of brimstone˺. How evil was the rain of those who had been warned! – Ash-Shu’ara 26:170-173
Bible: Then the Lord rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. But Lot’s wife looked back—and she was turned into a pillar of salt!” – Genesis 19:26
It is said that this is the place where the wife of Prophet Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ turned back and turned into a pillar of salt. If you go towards the Dead Sea from Aqaba, you will find this place on your way.
Tomb of Prophet Lut
The grave of Hazrat Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is situated in the town of Bani Na’im near the Dead Sea. The tomb of his daughters can be found on a nearby hill.