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Sura 50
Aya 13
وَعادٌ وَفِرعَونُ وَإِخوانُ لوطٍ

Muhammad Asad

and 'Ad, and Pharaoh, and Lot's brethren,1
  • The term "brethren" (ikhwan) is used here metonymically, denoting a group of people who share the same views or, alternatively, the same environment. Since the people referred to formed Lot's social environment (cf. 7:83 or 11:77-83), they are described as his "brethren" although his moral concepts and inclinations were entirely different from theirs.