The Mission of Abraham, Lot,
The abovementioned verse, at first, refers to their meeting with Abraham (a.s.) and says:
glad tidings (of a son unto him), …”
Then, pointing to the cities of the people of Lot, the angels added to their statement as follows:
this town, for verily its people are unjust’.”
The application of the Qur’ānic phrase /hāŏihil qaryah/ (this town) is an evidence that the cities of the people of Lot were in the neighbourhood of Abraham’s land.
The application of the Arabic word /zālim/ (unjust) is for the sake that they were unjust both to themselves, who took the way of polytheism, immorality, and corruptibility, and to others so that their injustice and cruelty involved even all the wayfarers and the caravans that crossed that land.
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