When they entered upon him, they said: “Peace (be upon you)”. (Abraham) said: “Surely We feel afraid of you.”
(The guests) said: “(You) do not be afraid! Surely we give you the glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.”
He said: “Do you give me good news when old age has come upon me? What then do you give me good news of?”
They said: “We gave you glad tidings with truth. Therefore do not be of the despairing.”
He said: “And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord except those who are in Misguidance?”
He said: “What is the matter then of which you will speak, O Messengers?”
They said: “Surely We have been sent to a guilty people.”
Except the family of Lot; We will most surely deliver them all.
Except his wife. Because We have decreed that she shall be of those who remain behind (destroyed).
(Lot) said: “Surely you are an unknown (foreign) people.”
They said: “Nay, we have come to you with what they have been doubtful.”
And we have brought to you the truth, and we are most surely truthful.
Right away go forth with your family in a part of the night! Follow their rear, and let not anyone of you turn round to look back. And go on to where you are commanded.
And We made known this decree to him, that the root of them would be cut off in the early morning (they would be destroyed).
And the inhabitants of the city came giving good news to each other.
(Lot) said: “Surely these are my guests; therefore do not disgrace me.”
Have fear and piety towards Allah and do not degrade me.
They said: “Did we not forbid you from interfering (other) people’s business?”