🧵 People of Lut; Was their civilization destroyed because of homosexuality?
Historical perspective & inclusive interpretation to the story of the People of Lut in the Holy Quran, People of the Book sources and in historical context and in archeological evidence.
"Diversity of opinion is Allah’s gift to the ummah."
-Malik ibn Anas (d. 795), under threat of persecution & imprisonment for his opinion-
This is not my interpretation. I relay what I've read & believe to be true from imam Muhsin Hendricks, Scott Siraj Al-Haqq Kugle & others, who draw their interpretation from Ibn Hazm (d. 1064) & other early scholars as well as from logical thinking & from archeological evidence.