Surah 15


Lot: Here are my daughters
Family Values Sex Absurdity Cruelty Injusticey Intolerance 15:44-77

44 It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion.

45 Lo! those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings.

46 (And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure.

47 And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face to face, (they rest) on couches raised.

48 Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence.

49 Announce, (O Muhammad) unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,

50 And that My doom is the dolorous doom.

51 And tell them of Abraham's guests,

52 (How) when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: Lo! we are afraid of you.

53 They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing wisdom.

54 He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me? Of what then can ye bring good tidings?

55 They said: We bring thee good tidings in truth. So be not thou of the despairing.

56 He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his Lord save those who are astray?

57 He said: And afterward what is your business, O ye messengers (of Allah)?

Allah said to Muhammad,

Tell my slaves that I am forgiving and merciful.

And that my doom is a dolorous doom.

Tell them about Abraham's guests,

58 They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk,

59 (All) save the family of Lot. Them we shall deliver every one,

who said,

We've been sent to a guilty folk, except for Lot's family, who we'll save.

60 Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who stay behind.

61 And when the messengers came unto the family of Lot,

62 He said: Lo! ye are folk unknown (to me).

63 They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep disputing,

64 And bring thee the Truth, and lo! we are truth-tellers.

Except for Lot's wife, [1]

who we decreed to stay behind.

65 So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded.

66 And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong) was to be cut at early morn.

They said to Lot's family,

Don't look back.

67 And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news (of new arrivals).

The city folk were excited to see the new arrivals.

68 He said: Lo! they are my guests. Affront me not!

69 And keep your duty to Allah, and shame me not!

70 They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone?

Lot said:

These are my guests.

71 He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so).

72 By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death.

73 Then the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the sunrise.

But here are my daughters, if you must do that.

74 And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay.

75 Lo! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs.

76 And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced.

77 Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

And we rained upon them stones of heated clay.

The wood dwellers and Al-Hijr
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78 And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers.

The wood dwellers were evil-doers

79 So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to see.

so we took vengeance on them. [2]

80 And the dwellers in Al-Hijr denied (Our) messengers.

81 And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.

82 And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt) secure.

The people in Al-Hijr denied our messengers and rejected our revelations. [2]

83 But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour,

84 And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.

85 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness.

86 Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator.

87 We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Qur'an.

88 Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in tenderness) for the believers.

89 And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner,

90 Such as We send down for those who make division,

91 Those who break the Qur'an into parts.

92 Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one,

93 Of what they used to do.

94 So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters.

95 Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers,

96 Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know.

97 Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,

98 But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him).

99 And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.

So one night we killed them all.