Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quran and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

In Quran and the Egyptian History, I described about the two major archaeological findings. In this part, I will give details about the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Prophet Lut (A.S) who was the nephew of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) was send to these cities of “SODOM and GOMORRAH”. They use to practice a perversion and dreadful act of homosexuality, which was never practiced before them. Allah says in Quran:

We turned the place completely upside down and rained down on them stones of hard-baked clay. There are certainly Signs in that for the discerning. They were beside a road which still exists. There is certainly a Sign in that for the believers. (Qur'an, 15:74-77)
The Holy Quran, Chapter 15, Verse 74-77

these people use to live close to the Dead Sea which in the present day is Palestinian-Jordanian border.  According to experts the region is enclosed with huge deposits of Sulphur, that is why there exist no life forms presently. There is clear evidence in Quran that the destruction was due to earth Quake and volcanic eruption as mentioned in the above verse. The German archaeologist Werner Keller says this about the region: 

“Together with the base of this mighty fissure, which runs precisely through this area, the Vale of Siddim, including Sodom and Gomorrah, plunged one day into the abyss. Their destruction came about through a great earthquake which was probably accompanied by explosions, lightning, issue of natural gas and general conflagration. The subsidence released volcanic forces that had been lying dormant deep down along the whole length of the fracture. In the upper valley of the Jordan near Bashan there are still towering craters of extinct volcanoes; great stretches of lava and deep layers of basalt have been deposited on the limestone surface.”

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