There are some problems with the Qur’anic’s narration of Lot and the destruction of
According to certain Surahhs all of
“The people of Lut rejected (his) warning. We sent against them a violent Tornado (which destroyed them), except Lut's household: them We delivered by early Dawn” 54:33-34.
So We delivered him and his family, - ALL Except an old woman. 26:170-171
Behold, We delivered him and his family, ALL Except an old woman 37:134-135.
If this weren’t confusing enough the Qur’an goes on to say that
Fear thou not, we are (here) to save thee and thy family, except thy wife. S. 29:32-33.
“But we saved him and his family, except his wife”. S. 7:83
“…and let not any of you look back: but thy wife (will remain behind): To her will happen what happens to the people. 11:81.
“- Except his wife, who, We have ascertained, will be among those who will lag behind” -60
With that in mind we want to know what exactly happened.
1) Did A save
2) Who was this old woman that perished?
3) Was she from his household?
4) If so who was she
5) Was this old woman
6) Or did two women perish, e.g. this old woman and
7) Moreover, if
There are, in the pr esent Qur’anic text, various translations and commentaries to substantiate our position:
So We delivered him and his people (ahl) ALL TOGETHER Q. 26:170, Arberry
It seems that some Muslims were aware of the dilemma and decided to therefore translate the Arabic term ahl as followers as opposed to family or household. But this simply introduces another problem, this time with the Bible text which says that the only persons whom God rescued were