Thursday, 22 December 2016

Seems like our friend got frustrated by my post about Lot offering his two daughters to get raped as found in the bible.

My original post was :

Look, I have two virgin daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
(Genesis 19:8)


Could a loving father really offer his daughters just like that?

Now if Korede really thinks I haven't read the verse from the Quran then he's only fooling himself.. Infact I was aware of the verse from the Quran regarding Prophet Lut (AS) before Korede probably knew about Islam.. But just to make things more simple let's analyse the two passages found in the Quran and bible or vice versa and see how Korede got it all wrong.......

The bible tells us Lot offered his two virgins daughters to the sodomites I.e the evil men's who were attracted to men's and not women's and when angels came to help Lot the men's went after them thus Lot offered his two daughters so they can rape them!

 ("Look, I have two virgin daughters who have never slept with a man" Genesis 19:8) Note that Lot was offering his Only Two Daughters Exclusively also lets refer to a few biblical commentary to verify if they were Lot own daughters or not ?

Genesis 19:8I have two daughters — This was unadvisedly and unjustifiably offered, probably through the great discomposure and perturbation which his mind was in. It is true, of two evils we must choose the less, but of two sins we must choose neither, nor ever do evil that good may come


(8) I have two daughters.—It is plain from Judges 19:24 that this proposal was not viewed in old time with the horror which it seems to deserve. Granting with St. Ambrose that it was the substitution of a smaller for a greater sin, and with St. Chrysostom that Lot was bound by the laws of hospitality to do his utmost to protect his guests, yet he was also bound as a father equally to protect his daughters to the last extremity: and if men might substitute smaller for greater sins, 


Behold now, I have two daughters, which have not known man,.... Though some think they were espoused to men, but had not yet cohabited with them, see Genesis 19:14,


Behold now, I have two {e} daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; {f} for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
(e) He deserves praise for defending his guests, but he is to be blamed for seeking unlawful means.

Bible org condemns such an act 

In 19:8, Lot responds to the Sodomites with a startling suggestion: “Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.” This offer is horrible and cannot be justified. We understand it a little more when we consider the low place of women in the pre-Christian world and the very high place of any guest in your home. It was understood a guest was to be protected more than your own family. However, Lot’s response is sick and wrong. I don’t have two daughters, I have one and I cannot even fathom what Lot is saying here. How could a father even make such a statement? It is against reason, against nature, and against love. It is against everything a father believes. How could a father make such an offer?The only answer I find to be reasonable is that sin is insane. Even though Lot believed in God, he had been contaminated by the culture in which he lived. He did something he thought he would never do because sin is insane.

So here is have good solid evidence that Lot offered his own two daughters to save his guests from the Sodomites of that town (evil men's) 

Now what does the Quran say about this episode and did Prophets Lut Pbuh offerer his very own daughters again let's do justice like we did with the bible and run through commentary 

And his people came rushing towards him, and they had been long in the habit of practising abominations. He said: "O my people! Here are my daughters: they are purer for you (if ye marry)! Now fear Allah, and cover me not with shame about my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man? They said: "Well dost thou know we have no need of thy daughters: indeed thou knowest quite well what we want!"
(Surah 11:78-79)

Lut said: "These are my guests: disgrace me not:"But fear Allah, and shame me not."They said: "Did we not forbid thee (to speak) for all and sundry?"He said: "There are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so)." (Surah 15:68-71)

Firstly notice how Prophet Lut (AS) is not using the same term as MY TWO DAUGHTERS! Rather he is using an open statement and refereeing to all the females as his daughters who are not married, there is not exclusive statement of PERSONAL DAUGHTERS! Also Muslim Scholars have never taken Prophet Lut (AS) as referring to his own daughters let's find out from commentaries:

He said: "O my people! Here are my daughters (the women of the nation), they are purer for you...'') This was his attempt to direct them to their women, for verily the Prophet is like a father for his nation. Therefore, he tries to guide them to that which is better for them in this life and the Hereafter. This is similar to his statement to them in another verse, Go you in unto the males of the nation, and leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives Nay, you are a trespassing people!)﴿26:165-166﴾ 
Lut﴾ said: "These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters, if you must act (so).'' Verily, by your life, in their wild intoxication, they were wandering blindly.)﴿15:71-72﴾ Then, Allah said, in this noble verse, 
Here are my daughters, they are purer for you.) Mujahid said, "Actually, they were not his daughters, but they were from among his nation. Every Prophet is like a father to his nation.'' A similar statement has been reported from Qatadah and others. Concerning the statement,
Ibn kathir commentary 


(And his people) the people of Lot (came unto him, running towards him) towards his house (and before then) before the coming of Gabriel (they used to commit abominations) their evil practice [sodomy]. (He said) Lot said to them: (O my people! Here are my daughters!) it is also said that this means: here are the girls of my people! (They are purer for you) I will arrange your marriage. (Beware of Allah) fear Allah regarding the unlawful, (and degrade me not in (the person of) my guests) do not humiliate me in front of my guests. (Is there not among you any upright man) to guide you to what is right, enjoin good and forbid evil? 

Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs


He said, 'These here are my daughters, if you must be doing', what you desire [to do] in the way of satisfying your lust, then marry them. God, exalted be He, says: (Tafsir Jalalayn, Commentary on Surah 15:71, Source)
Narrated by Qutada: Allah's Messenger Lot commanded the people to marry women. (Tafsir Tabari, Commentary on Surah 15:71, Source)

Qurtubi also says the same thing in his commentary on Surah 11:78 (Sourceand Surah 15:71 (Sourcethat Prophet Lot meant that the men should go and marry the women of his

So here we have it Prophet Lut (AS) did not offer his own two daughters like the bible says rather meant the Virgin women's of his tribes.. the Quran in no way shows that Prophet Lot ordered the men to go and rape his daughters or anyone but that he wanted them to become normal and marry the women of the tribe.

Allah Swt tells us in the Quran he send the Quran to verify the previous scriptures 

It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong). Then those who reject Faith in the Signs of Allah will suffer the severest penalty, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Lord of Retribution.
(Surah 3:3-4)

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