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Some Funny Stories
The people of Sodom were people of evil and rudeness, and they had a judge that judges for them always wether they were right or wrong as it is said, so then Sarah the wife of Abraham sent a messenger to Sodom to see the conditions of Lot and his safety, and when he arrived there one man saw him and came to him and hit him on his head with a stone so his blood went out, then he hanged on him and said: this huge amount of blood if it was in your body any longer it would harm you so I wanted my fees! When the debate went for so long between them and the messenger of Sarah could not get rid of that man he called him for a judgement, so they went to the ruler of Sodom, and when he heard their story he judged for the the messenger to pay for the sodomite the fees, so when the messenger of Sarah, Elazar, saw such unjustice he took a stone and hit the judge on his head and made his blood go out and said to him: the fees that you must pay to me for hitting you, pay them back to the man that hit me and made my blood go out, then he left out back to where he came from to escape this village and its unjustice.
Abdul-Wahâb Al-Najjâr said in his stories: I was reading the poem of Al-Ma`arri [a poet's name]:
Who is the one that saw a judge
That did not judge as the way of Sodom
<>and I did not understand what did he mean by that and did he mean by Sodom, until I read this story and then I understood what is meant by the poem. There are other stories attributed to them that would make the author and the reader so shy of it but we left it out because they are connected to funny legends. How awfully great what the people of Sodom did and it was not of benefit for them the residence of the prophet Lot among them and his guides and advices, and they did not care about his warnings although he promised them the benefits and goodness, and he carried out lot of their troubles, and he stayed with them for long time but no results could be gained from them, then he prayed to God to punish them, and God allowed to punish them as soon as possible. Then God sent His messengers to flip upside down their villages and to tell Abraham about that before it is done, and when they went to him they brought to him the tidings about his son Isaac, and Jacob after Isaac. When they went to Abraham, he thought them to be guests, so he made for them some food and got a fat sheep for this, and when he saw that their hands do not try to get some of the food he got into doubts about them and got scared from them, so they told him that they are messenger of God had been sent by Him to take revenge from the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and they are the ones that are expressed as to be the people of Lot. Some historians said: I think that the dead sea which is known now as the sea of Lot and/or the lake of Lot was not there before this incident, but it appeared because of the earthquake that made the toppest of the land to the lowest and it became lower than the sea level by almost four hundred meters. Some news been told lately about fiding some traces that belong to the villages of the people of Lot on the edges of the dead sea. When Abraham knew that the people of Lot will be destroyed and that the angels are sent to do so, and he saw that they had young people, sick people and children that did not do any wrong and also in the land there is Lot and his household, he was affected for this matter, for he had a passionate heart, so he could not hold hisself and started arguing about that and the angels then answered him "we know who is there better" and told him that Lot and his family will get no harm and they will be saved, and the judgement of God will not return back. God said: And when the awe departed from Abraham, and the glad news reached him, he pleaded with Us on behalf of the folk of Lot. Lo! Abraham was mild, imploring, penitent(Hud:74-75).
God said about the people of Lot in the chapter of Al-A`râf:
And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you ? Lo! ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but ye are wanton folk. And the answer of his people was only that they said (one to another): Turn them out of your township. They are folk, forsooth, who keep pure. And We rescued him and his household, save his wife, who was of those who stayed behind. And We rained a rain upon them. See now the nature of the consequence of evil-doers!(Al-A`râf:80-84) And we've mentioned before the ancestry of Lot and that he is the son of Haran ben Terah, the cousin of Abraham, and also been said that he is his maternal cousin and that Sarah the wife of the Abraham is his sister, and we've mentioned before that there is nothing wrong about that, and Lot is Abraham's cousin and also his maternal cousin and also a brother of Sarah the wife of Abraham (PUH), check back and meditate and only God knows.
The people Lot used to come with lust to men instead of women and so they cut off the child birth and make people avoid passing into their lands for this deed because they used to do it with strangers that pass through their lands, and they used to throw stones on strangers and the one that hit him then this strnager would be for him, so they take his money and commit sodomy with him or take three coins from him and leave his money alone, and they had a judge that allows all of that, and in their gatherings they used to do abominations without being shy, so God revelaed His anger upon them and His punishment, and it was the black stones or in some other tales the black water and it is a sign for God's anger and a gate to lands' destruction. Every type is mentioned and it might be that every type was done indeed, and so their lands were flipped upside down and then been rained by the black stones, as it is told in details in the chapter of Hud:
And when Our messengers came unto Lot, he was distressed and knew not how to protect them. He said: This is a distressful day. And his people came unto him, running towards him - and before then they used to commit abominations - He said: O my people! Here are my daughters! They are purer for you. Beware of Allah, and degrade me not in (the person of) my guests. Is there not among you any upright man ? They said: Well thou knowest that we have no right to thy daughters, and well thou knowest what we want.He said: Would that I had strength to resist you or had some strong support (among you)! (The messengers) said: O Lot! Lo! we are messengers of thy Lord; they shall not reach thee. So travel with thy people in a part of the night, and let not one of you turn round - (all) save thy wife. Lo! that which smiteth them will smite her (also). Lo! their tryst is (for) the morning. Is not the morning nigh ? So when Our commandment came to pass We overthrew (that township) and rained upon it stones of clay, one after another, Marked with fire in the providence of thy Lord (for the destruction of the wicked). And they are never far from the wrong-doers(Hud:77-83), and lot of such tidings been brought by other holy phrases from other chapters with little differences, and we'd like to point that out as headlines, in the chapter of Al-Hijr: They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone ? He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so)(Al-Hijr:70-71), and in the chapter of Al-Shu`arâ': And leave the wives your Lord created for you ? Nay, but ye are froward folk(Al-Shu`arâ':166).

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