Surah al-A`raf (The Elevated Places) 7 : 82

وَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓا۟ أَخْرِجُوهُم مِّن قَرْيَتِكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ أُنَاسٌ يَتَطَهَّرُونَ

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 Muhsin Khan
 Pickthall
 Yusuf Ali
Quran Project
But the answer of his people was only that they said, "Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure."

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Explanatory Note

Let us now turn our attention to Lot’s people to find perversion staring us in the face as we listen to their reply to the Prophet Lot: “His people’s only answer was: ‘Drive them out of your land; for they are indeed people who would keep chaste.’” (Verse 82) How amazing! The person who prefers to be chaste and maintains the path of purity is driven out of town, so that only those immersed in filth remain.

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A study of its contents clearly shows that the period of its revelation is about the same as that of Surah 6: al-An’am (The Grazing Livestock), i.e. the last year of the Prophet's life at Makkah, but it cannot be asserted with certainty which of these two were sent down earlier. The manner of its admonition clearly indicates that it belongs to the same period. [Ref: Mawdudi]

It is considered the longest surah revealed during the Makkan period. Some consider this surah to have been revealed after Surah 38: Sad. [Ref: Tafsir al-Maudheei, Dr. Mustafah Muslim, vol. 3, p. 2]

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