Prophet Lut, his wife and and the gay community

Hazrat Lut 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 Birth

Hazrat Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was born in 1980 BC in present-day Iraq and died in 1805 BC at the age of 175 years.

He was the nephew of Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. His father’s name was Haran, 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.

The name of Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is mentioned 27 times in the Holy Quran at different places.

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 the place where the people of Lut used to live.

Sodom and Gomorrah

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

Around 1897 BC, Angels (Jibrael, Mikael, and Israfil) came to destroy the people of Loot as beautiful boys and stayed at Hazrat Lut’s house.

Nobody knew that they have arrived at his house until the wife of Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ went to the community and told them about the presence of 3 beautiful boys.

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

It is similar to when Allah sent two angels Harut and Marut to test the people of Babylon.

Prophet Lut Daughters

Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ had two daughters Reita and Zagharta. Many believe that when he offered his daughters to the people of Lut for marriage in exchange for not harming the angels of Allah.Al-Hijr 15:71

However, the majority believes that he was referring to the single women of his community.

Allah’s Wrath started

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

Allah punished around 4,000 people of this community with a rain of stones which eventually destroyed them completely. 

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

Waliha – the wife of Prophet Lut

The name of the wife of Prophet Lut عليه السلام was Waliha who used to tell the men about her husband’s handsome male visitors so they could approach them.

Allah sets forth an example for the disbelievers: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. Each was married to one of Our righteous servants, yet betrayed them. So their husbands were of no benefit to them against Allah whatsoever. Both were told, “Enter the Fire, along with the others!” – At-Tahrim 66:10

Angels told Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ that his wife would not be able to save herself as she is among those whom Allah would curse. – Al-Hijr 15:60

The wife of Prophet Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ looked back and became a pillar of salt. 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. You will find this place if you go towards the Dead Sea from Aqaba.

It is said that this is the place where the wife of Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ turned back and turned into a pillar of salt.
It is said that this is the place where the wife of Prophet Lut عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ turned back and turned into a pillar of salt.

Gay Punishment in Islam

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Whomever you find doing the actions of the people of Lut then kill the one doing it, and the one it is done to. – Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1456

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: who do the action of the people of Lut, “Stone the upper and the lower, stone them both (to death).” – Sunan Ibn Majah 2562

Tomb of Prophet Lut

The grave of Hazrat Loot عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is situated in the town of Bani Na’im in Palestine near the Dead Sea. The tomb of his daughters can be found on a nearby hill.

Tomb of Prophet Loot

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