Surah an-Naml (The Ant ) 27 : 56
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(of) his people
who keep clean and pure
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What was Lot’s people’s reply to his denunciation of their wrongdoing and his urging them to revert to natural practices? In a nutshell, they planned to drive him, and those who followed him, away, for no reason other than that they maintained their purity: “His people’s only answer was: ‘Expel Lot’s people from your city! They are folk who keep themselves pure.” (Verse 56)
Their statement ridiculed anyone who sought to keep himself pure of such abominable practice. It also objected to his disapproval of their practice. They were so deep in their deviation that they could not realize how filthy their practice was. Their reply also indicated their opposition to the very idea of keeping themselves pure, because that would make them refrain from such perversion. Whatever they meant, they had nonetheless made up their minds to remove Lot from the picture. God, however, wanted something different to happen.