The Maqam of Prophet Lot (a) in al-Khalil, Palestine
|Name inthe Qur'an:||Lot (a)|
|Name in the Bible:||Lot (a)|
|Place(s) of Residence:||Babylon, Iraq and the land of "Mu'tafikat" in Palestine|
|Burial place:||In Bani Na'im in al-Khalil province of Palestine|
|Name of People:||People of Lut|
|Well known Relatives:||His sister Sarah, the first wife of Prophet Abraham (a)|
|Contemporary Prophet:||Prophet Abraham (a)|
|Repeat in the Qur'an:||27 times|
|Important Events:||The divine punishment of the People of Lut|
Lūṭ b. Haran or Lot b. Haran (Arabic: لوط) was a prophet whose people were punished for their Major Sins, such as sodomy. He lived in the period of the Prophet Abraham (a) and had a blood relation with him. After Abraham's call to monotheism in Babylon, Lot (a) and his sister, Sarah, came to believe in him.
After Abraham's decision to immigrate to the Hebrew land in Palestine, Lot (a) and Sarah joined him there. Lot (a) was commanded by God to go to the land of "Mu'tafikat" (overturned cities). People of "Mu'tafikat" committed sins such as sodomy. They ignored Lot's (a) warnings to quit their sins. Finally, Lot (a) left the land and the people suffered a divine punishment. Lot (a) is said to have been buried in Bani Na'im in al-Khalil province in Palestine.