Surah al-`Ankabut (The Spider ) 29 : 26
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and he said
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Abraham’s advocacy of his message among his own people and the undoubted miracle they saw culminated in the adoption of the faith by just one man other than his wife, and this man was Lot, Abraham’s nephew. Lot emigrated with him from their city, Ur of the Chaldees, in Iraq to settle west of the River Jordan.
Note Lot’s statement: “I shall emigrate for the sake of my Lord,” and the purpose of his emigration. He did not emigrate to save his skin, or to do business or earn his living. He simply emigrated for God’s sake, seeking His support. He migrated for his faith, and his purpose was to be able to worship God alone, in complete devotion in a new place, away from a land where there was no hope of people ever changing their erring ways.
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"Verses 56 to 60 clearly show that this Surah was sent down a little before the migration to Abyssinia, during the period of extreme persecution of the Muslims at Makkah. This is supported by the subject matter as well. The disbelievers were opposing Islam and the new Muslims were being subjected to severe torture and oppression. Such were the conditions when God sent down this Surah to strengthen and encourage the Muslims, as well as to admonish the hypocrites. The disbelievers of Makkah were also threatened not to invite a similar fate to the past nations that denied the truth." [Ref: Mawdudi]