English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)
by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Chapter 26: Al-Shuara — The Poets (Revealed at Makkah: 11 sections, 227 verses)
Section 9 (Verses 26:160–26:175): History of Lot
کَذَّبَتۡ قَوۡمُ لُوۡطِۣ الۡمُرۡسَلِیۡنَ ﴿۱۶۰﴾ۚۖ
26:160 The people of Lot rejected the messengers.
اِذۡ قَالَ لَہُمۡ اَخُوۡہُمۡ لُوۡطٌ اَلَا تَتَّقُوۡنَ ﴿۱۶۱﴾ۚ
26:161 When their brother Lot said to them: Will you not guard against evil?
اِنِّیۡ لَکُمۡ رَسُوۡلٌ اَمِیۡنٌ ﴿۱۶۲﴾ۙ
26:163 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
فَاتَّقُوا اللّٰہَ وَ اَطِیۡعُوۡنِ ﴿۱۶۳﴾ۚ
26:164 And I ask of you no reward for it: my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds.
اَتَاۡتُوۡنَ الذُّکۡرَانَ مِنَ الۡعٰلَمِیۡنَ ﴿۱۶۵﴾ۙ
26:165 Do you come to the males from among the creation,
وَ تَذَرُوۡنَ مَا خَلَقَ لَکُمۡ رَبُّکُمۡ مِّنۡ اَزۡوَاجِکُمۡ ؕ بَلۡ اَنۡتُمۡ قَوۡمٌ عٰدُوۡنَ ﴿۱۶۶﴾
26:166 and leave your wives whom your Lord has created for you? Indeed, you are a people exceeding limits.
قَالُوۡا لَئِنۡ لَّمۡ تَنۡتَہِ یٰلُوۡطُ لَتَکُوۡنَنَّ مِنَ الۡمُخۡرَجِیۡنَ ﴿۱۶۷﴾
26:167 They said: If you do not give up, Lot, you will surely be banished.
قَالَ اِنِّیۡ لِعَمَلِکُمۡ مِّنَ الۡقَالِیۡنَ ﴿۱۶۸﴾ؕ
26:168 He said: Surely I abhor what you do.
رَبِّ نَجِّنِیۡ وَ اَہۡلِیۡ مِمَّا یَعۡمَلُوۡنَ ﴿۱۶۹﴾
26:169 My Lord, deliver me and my followers from what they do.
فَنَجَّیۡنٰہُ وَ اَہۡلَہٗۤ اَجۡمَعِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷۰﴾ۙ
26:170 So We delivered him and his followers all,
اِلَّا عَجُوۡزًا فِی الۡغٰبِرِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷۱﴾ۚ
26:171 except an old woman, among those who remained behind.1
ثُمَّ دَمَّرۡنَا الۡاٰخَرِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷۲﴾ۚ
26:172 Then We destroyed the others.
وَ اَمۡطَرۡنَا عَلَیۡہِمۡ مَّطَرًا ۚ فَسَآءَ مَطَرُ الۡمُنۡذَرِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷۳﴾
26:173 And We rained on them a rain; and evil was the rain on those who were warned.2
اِنَّ فِیۡ ذٰلِکَ لَاٰیَۃً ؕ وَ مَا کَانَ اَکۡثَرُہُمۡ مُّؤۡمِنِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷۴﴾
26:174 Surely there is a sign in this, yet most of them do not believe.
وَ اِنَّ رَبَّکَ لَہُوَ الۡعَزِیۡزُ الرَّحِیۡمُ ﴿۱۷۵﴾٪
26:175 And surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.
- See 7:80 for Lot. The old woman referred to here was Lot’s wife. ↩
- See 7:84. Stones were rained on them as the result of a volcanic eruption. ↩