“It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (The Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).” (15:9)
Collection: The City of "Lut"
Prophet Lut, raised by his uncle Prophet Ibrahim, was chosen as a Messenger for the corrupt city of Sodom. He warned its people of their immoral behavior, particularly homosexuality. Despite his efforts, no one embraced Islam except his own family. Three angels were sent to Prophet Ibrahim, informing him of the impending punishment.
Here are few verses from Quran portraying the Story:
Surah Al-A'raf (Chapter 7), Verse 80: "And (remember) Lut, when he said to his people, 'Do you commit immorality while you are seeing?'"
Surah Al-A'raf (Chapter 7), Verse 81: "Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly."
Here are some verses from the Quran that mention the punishment that befell the people of Prophet Lut:
Surah Al-Hijr (Chapter 15), Verses 73-74: "So the shriek seized them at sunrise. And We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of hard clay."
Surah Al-'Ankabut (Chapter 29), Verse 35: "So We saved him and his family, except his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind."
Surah Ash-Shu'ara (Chapter 26), Verses 172-174: "And We turned the city upside down and rained upon them stones of hard clay. Indeed in that are signs for those who discern. And indeed, those cities are [situated] on an established road."
The presence of the remains of the city of Prophet Lut, as mentioned in the Quran, presents a remarkable challenge. If anyone were to attempt to remove these remains from the earth, it would potentially serve as a means to falsify the Quran. However, no one has been able to accomplish this feat, providing further evidence of the Quran's accuracy and the preservation of these ancient ruins.