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Sura 7
Aya 83
فَأَنجَيناهُ وَأَهلَهُ إِلَّا امرَأَتَهُ كانَت مِنَ الغابِرينَ

Muhammad Asad

Thereupon We saved him and his household except his wife, who was among those that stayed behind1 -
  • Contrary to the Biblical account; according to which Lot's wife only "looked back" inadvertently (Genesis xix, 26), the Qur'an makes it clear in 11:81 and 66:10 that she remained behind deliberately, being at heart one with the sinning people of Sodom and having no faith in her husband.