al-An`am 6:86-87; al-A`raf 7:80-84; Hud 11:70,74,77-83,89; al-Hijr 15:59-72; al-Anbiya' 21:74; al-`Ankabut 29:32-33; as-Saffat 37:153; Sad 38:13; Qaf 50:13
Muslims argue that Lot was offering his daughters for marriage. However, as a prophet in Islam, he was offering his daughters to those who committed abominations (Hud 11:78). This seems rather incongruent to his status as a prophet of God.
Interestingly, this verse says that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by stones. While the Bible says burning sulfur (Genesis 19:24). Archaeology has indeed shown that the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah had very high sulfur content.
* In the Bible, after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the lost of his wife, Lot's daughter made him drunk and came to him to preserve the family line (Genesis 19:30-38). Muslims have pointed to this and said that such a thing should never be possible for a prophet of God, and thus the Bible must be corrupted. A Muslim, however, replied:
``I do not know whether he did or he did not. If I read the story, however, it claims that his daughters plied him with wine until he was in a condition where he might do what they considered necessary for the preservation of their family. Wine was not forbidden at this time. It is clear in the story that Lot (AS) "did not perceive" them. Perhaps, if the story is true, he believed that this was his wife, whom he had shortly before lost in the destruction of Sodom. This story does not reflect on Lot, and only a little on the daughters (who believed that there was an overriding necessity). But many have evil minds.'' (Daniel Lomax, 31 May 1995 in s.r.i.)A longer and more detailed reply by Mr. Lomax.
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