Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah

Question: Assalamu alaykum

I was wondering about the people of Lut. Since the men of the people of lut engaged in homosexuality and such and were destroyed for it, it made me wonder if the women in that society were destroyed too? And if so why?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, thank you for your question.

Yes, the men and women among Sayyidna Lut’s people were all destroyed including Sayyidna Lut’s wife who was among the evil doers.

The apparent sense of the verses mentioning the people of Lut is that both the men and women of the town were corrupt and sinful, either actively involved or assisting in their heinous crimes. The exception was the righteous among Sayyidna Lut’s family, in the same way the righteous among Sayyidna Nuh’s family were saved while the rest of his people, included family members, drowned in the Great Flood.

[Tafsir al Sawi, Safwat al Tafasir]

And Allah knows best.

Warmest salams,

[Shaykh] Jamir Meah

Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. In 2007, he traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he spent nine years studying the Islamic sciences on a one-to-one basis under the foremost scholars of the Ribaat, Tarim, with a main specialization and focus on Shafi’i fiqh. In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Jamir is a qualified homeopath. 

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