Prophet Lot

Lut (Arabic: لوط‎, romanized: Lūṭ), known as Lot in the Old Testament, is a prophet of God in the Quran. According to Islamic tradition, Lot was born to Haran and spent his younger years in Ur, later migrating to Canaan with his uncle Abraham. He was sent to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as a Prophet, and was commanded to preach to their inhabitants on monotheism and the sinfulness of their lustful and violent acts. Though Lot was not born among the people he'd been sent to preach to, the people of Sodom are still regarded as his "brethren" in the Quran.


Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 3 years ago


Thank you for your question. Firstly, traditional scholars argue that people are not born with homosexual inclinations and they do not accept these findings as an accurate narrative of the facts. However, if for the sake of argument we accept that they are, then just like any other inclination to sin a homosexual is required not to act on those inclinations. In the same way that someone may argue that some people are naturally more inclined to rape, violence or murder, that does not means that they should necessarily be free to act on those inclinations. The people of Lot were punished because of sinning in the same way that other communities were punished because of their sins. 

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