Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Safety of Lot

Quran Chapter 29: 31 & 32a (Pt-20, Stg-5) (L-2482) درس قرآن

Safety of Lot

Chapter ’Ankabuut”- (The Spider) – 29

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahiminash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


وَلَمَّا جَآءَتْ رُسُلُنَآ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ بِٱلْبُشْرَىٰ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا مُهْلِكُوٓا۟ أَهْلِ هَٰذِهِ ٱلْقَرْيَةِ إِنَّ أَهْلَهَا كَانُوا۟ ظَٰلِمِينَ 31  قَالَ إِنَّ فِيهَا لُوطًا قَالُوا۟ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن فِيهَا 32a

31.  And when Our Messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said: Lo! We are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrongdoers.


32a.  He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there.

31.  Wa  lammaa  jaaa-‘at  RusuluNaaa  ‘Ibraa-hiima  bil-Bushraa,  qaaluuu  ‘innaa  muhlikuuu  ‘ahli  haazihil-qaryah.  ‘Inna  ‘ahlahaa  kaanuu  zaalimiin.


32a.  Qaala  ‘inna  fiihaa  Luutaa.  Qaaluu  nahnu  ‘a’-lamu  biman  fiihaa.



Allaah. Allaah. Although the mankind has been frightened so much, even then he has been coming involved in the same carelessness, which is just like deadly poison for him. He is unable to understand this very little matter that some works, into which he has fallen blindly, certainly become cause of bringing afflictions and ruin upon him. Some people banter openly of this thought that “wicked deeds of the mankind become reason of earthly and heavenly disasters”.


Holy Qur’an proclaims that it is true. It is obvious that whenever great calamities came in the past, came at that time when the people had gripped up their loins for extreme wickedness. Holy Qur’an draws attention towards the same. In these verses, there is mention about the folk of Lot (peace be upon him).


Those people had been breaking the human nature carelessly. Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) caused them to understand very much but they did not care. And they got ready to exile Lot (peace be upon him) and his household from the township with violence.


Eventually, the Angels (peace be upon them) of torment came at first towards Abraham (peace be upon him) and gave him good news of a son during old-age. Then they said: We have been sent to destroy the townships of Lot (peace be upon him), because the people of that place do not refrain from wrong deeds. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) became anxious that lest the righteous and good people are also ruined along with the evil workers. He (peace be upon him) said: Lot (peace be upon him) also lives there. When the township will be destroyed, then would he too be caught in calamity while he is innocent? The Angels understood the reason of Abraham’s confusion by his question (peace be upon them). They said: We know condition of every individual who lives in that township. You should be satisfied. Abstemious and good people will suffer no injury.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara IslaahwaTableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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