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And certainly Our apostles came to Ibrahim with good news. They said: Peace. Peace, said he, and he made no delay in bringing a roasted calf. (69) And when he saw their hands not reaching towards it, he was suspicious of them and conceived a fear of them. They said, 'Fear not; we have been sent to the people of Lot.' (70) And his wife was standing (there), and she laughed: But we gave her glad tidings of Isaac, and after him, of Jacob. (71) She said: "Alas for me! shall I bear a child, seeing I am an old woman, and my husband here is an old man? That would indeed be a wonderful thing!" (72) They said: "Dost thou wonder at Allah's decree? The grace of Allah and His blessings on you, o ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory!" (73) Thus when fear had left Abraham and the good news had been conveyed to him, he began to dispute with Us concerning the people of Lot. (74) for, behold, Abraham was most clement, most tender-hearted, intent upon turning to God again and again. (75) O Abraham! Seek not this. The decree of thy Lord hath gone forth: for them there cometh a penalty that cannot be turned back! (76) So when Our angels came to Lot, he grieved for them, and felt powerless to help them, and said: "This is a day of sorrow. (77) And his people came running towards him; and they were in the habit of committing evil deeds; he said, “O my people! These women of the tribe are my daughters* they are purer for you therefore fear Allah and do not disgrace me in the midst of my guests; is there not even a single righteous man among you?” (* The wives of those people.) (78) They said, “You know that we have no right to the daughters of your tribe; and you obviously know what we desire.” (79) "I wish I had the power to resist you," said (Lot), "or powerful support." (80) [Whereupon the angels] said: "O Lot! Behold, we are messengers from thy Sustainer! Never shall [thy enemies] attain to thee! Depart, then, with thy household while it is yet night, and let none of you look back; [and take with thee all thy family] with the exception of thy wife: for, behold, that which is to befall these [people of Sodom] shall befall her [as well]. Verily, their appointed time is the morning [and] is not the morning nigh?" (81) When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer,- (82) Marked as from thy Lord: Nor are they ever far from those who do wrong! (83)
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