Tomb of Prophet Lut (upon him be peace)

This building houses the tomb of Lut (upon him be peace) [Lot] and is situated in the town of Bani Na’im near the Dead Sea.

  • Lut (upon him be peace) [Lot] is mentioned by name 17 times in the Quran; he was the paternal nephew of Ebrahim (upon him be peace).
  • Lut (upon him be peace) was sent to the people of Sadoom (Sodom) to call them towards Allah (ﷻ). These people indulged in homosexuality, many were criminals and caused corruption in the land. Allah revealed the story of the people of Lut (upon him be peace) in the Quran in Surah Ash-Shu’ara: “The people of Lot (those dwelt in the towns of Sodom in Palestine) belied the Messengers when their brother Lot said to them: ‘Will you not fear Allah and obey Him? Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you. So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me. No reward do I ask of you for it (my message of Islamic monotheism) my reward is only from the Lord of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists). Go you in unto the males of the Alamin (mankind), and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!” They said: “If you cease not, O Lot! Verily, you will be one of those who are driven out!” HE said: “I am indeed, of those who disapprove with severe anger and fury your (this evil) action (of sodomy). My Lord! Save me and my family from what they do. So we saved him and his family, all except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind.” [26:160-171]
The door leading to the tomb of Prophet Lut (upon him be peace)

The door leading to the tomb of Prophet Lut (upon him be peace) – Photo: Z.Patel

  • The people of Sadoom rejected the teachings of Lut (upon him be peace) and were punished by Allah (ﷻ). His wife was included in the punishment. Jibraeel (upon him be peace), who was in the form of a man, came out in his angelic form to fill the horizon with 700 wings. With the tip of his wing he scraped up the whole town of the people of Lut, raised them up in the sky, then flipped them upside down and smashed them back to the earth. Then Allah (ﷻ) sent a rain of stones on them, and every one of them received a stone with his name. Allah (ﷻ) has never combined such a punishment on any people in history. First they were afflicted with a cry; then they were raised up and flipped; then they received missiles from the sky to exterminate them from the earth.
Sign outside the tomb of Prophet Lut (upon him be peace)

Sign outside the tomb of Prophet Lut (upon him be peace) – Photo: Z.Patel

  • The major difference between the story of Lut in the Quran and Lot in the Bible is that the Biblical version includes stories of Lot’s incestuous relationship with his daughters. Since Lut (upon him be peace) was sent as a prophet and as all prophets are perfect examples of morality these stories are completely rejected by Muslims.

References:  Wikipedia, Atlas of the Quran – Dr. Shauqi Abu Khalili

Note that this entry has been shown for information purposes only. On no account should anybody pray towards a grave or seek supplication through them as this is tantamount to committing shirk, associating partners with Allah (ﷻ)


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