Shared Prophets


The Foul Act

Shared Prophets11:78 And his people came rushing towards him; and before that time they used to perpetrate evil deeds (sodomy). He said: “O my people, these are my daughters; they are purer for you. So fear Allah and do not disgrace me by [wronging] my guests. Is there not one right-minded man among you?”

11:79 They said: “You know that we have no right to your daughters, and you know well what we want.”

Allah will remind the believers about what He thinks about homosexual relationships in at least four retellings of the story of Lot, in four different surahs no less. In one retelling, He even includes Abraham. Can His feelings on this matter be made any clearer!

Chapter 7, The Ramparts

Before the people of Lot, homosexuality was unknown in the ancient world.

7:80 And [remember] Lot when he said to his people: “Do you commit indecencies which no one in the whole world committed before you?”

7:81 “You approach men instead of women lustfully; you are rather a people given to excess.”

7:82 His people’s response was simply to say: “Expel them (Lot and his people) from your city; for they are men who wish to remain chaste.”

7:83 So We delivered him and his household, except for his wife who stayed behind.

Chapter 26, The Poets

26:160 The people of Lot denounced the Messengers as liars.

26:161 When their brother Lot said to them; “Do you not fear God?

26:162 “I am a faithful Messenger to you;

26:163 “So, fear Allah and obey me.

26:164 “I do not ask you any wage for this; my wage is with the Lord of the Worlds.

26:165 “Do you approach the males from all of mankind;

26:166 “And leave the wives that your Lord created for you? No, you are a transgressing people.”

26:167 They said: “If you will not desist, O Lot, you will certainly be one of those expelled.”

26:168 He said: “I am a detester of your deed.

26:169 “Lord, save me and my family from what they do.”

26:170 So, We delivered him and his family, all together.

26:171 Except for an old woman who was one of those who lingered behind.

26:172 Then, we destroyed the others.

26:173 And We loosed on them a rain. Wretched is the rain of those forewarned!

26:174 There is in that a sign, but more of them were not believers.

26:175 Truly, your Lord is the Almighty, the Merciful.

Chapter 27, The Ants

27:53 And We delivered those who believed and were God-fearing.

27:54 And Lot, when he said to his people: “Do you commit the foul act, while you perceive?

27:55 “What then, do you approach men lustfully, instead of women? No, you are an ignorant people.”

27:56 The only response of his people was to say: “Drive the family of Lot out of your city. They are a people who keep themselves clean.”

27:57 We delivered him and his family, except for his wife; We decreed that she should stay behind.

Chapter 29, The Spider

Further confirmation that, before the people of Lot did it, sodomy was unknown in the ancient world.

29:28 And (remember) Lot, when he said to his people: “You are committing the foul act (sodomy) which no one in the whole world ever committed before you.”

29:29 “You approach men and waylay the traveler and commit in your gatherings reprehensible acts.” To which the only reply of his people was: “Bring upon us Allah’s punishment, if you are truthful.”

29:30 He said: “Lord, support me against the workers of corruption.”

29:31 When Our Emissaries (the angels) brought Abraham the good news, they said: “We are going to destroy the inhabitants of this city. Its inhabitants have indeed been wrongdoers.”

29:32 He said: “Lot is in it”; they said: “We know better who is in it. We shall deliver him and his household, except for his wife; for she is one of those who will stay behind.”

The woman left behind fascinates Allah. In The Spider He mentions her not once, but twice. The second time:

29:33 Then, when our Emissaries came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed on their account, and they said: “Do not fear and do not grieve; and we shall deliver you and your household, except for your wife; she is one of those who will stay behind.”

29:34 We are sending down upon the inhabitants of the city a scourge from heaven, because of their sins.

29:35 And We have left as vestige of it a clear sign to a people who understand.