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famā
فَمَا
But not
kāna
كَانَ
was
jawāba
جَوَابَ
(the) answer
qawmihi
قَوْمِهِۦٓ
(of) his people
illā
إِلَّآ
except
an
أَن
that
qālū
قَالُوٓا۟
they said,
akhrijū
أَخْرِجُوٓا۟
"Drive out
āla
ءَالَ
(the) family
lūṭin
لُوطٍ
(of) Lut
min
مِّن
from
qaryatikum
قَرْيَتِكُمْۖ
your town.
innahum
إِنَّهُمْ
Indeed, they
unāsun
أُنَاسٌ
(are) people
yataṭahharūna
يَتَطَهَّرُونَ
who keep clean and pure

Fammaa kaana jawaaba qawmiheee illaaa an qaalooo akrijoon aalaa Lootim min qaryatikum innahum unaasuny yatatahharoon

Sahih International:

But the answer of his people was not except that they said, "Expel the family of Lot from your city. Indeed, they are people who keep themselves pure."

1 A. J. Arberry

And the only answer of his people was that they said, 'Expel the folk of Lot from your city; they are men that keep themselves clean!'

2 Abdul Haleem

The only answer his people gave was to say, ‘Expel Lot’s followers from your town! These men mean to stay chaste!’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then there was no answer of his people save that they said: drive forth the family of Lut from your City, verily they are a people who would be pure!

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

But his people gave no other answer but this; they said, "Drive out the followers of Lut from your city; these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

But this had only one answer from his people. They said: "Expel Lot's folk from your city. They pretend to be absolutely clean."

6 Ahmed Ali

His people had no answer except saying: "Expel the family of Lot from your city. They are a people who would (rather) be pure!"

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Therefore the answer of his people was nothing except that they said, “Expel the family of Lut from your township; these people wish purity!”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

But the only answer of his people was that they said, ‘Expel Lot’s family from your town! They are indeed a puritanical lot.’

9 Ali Ünal

But his people’s only reply was nothing but to say (to one another): "Expel Lot’s family (as well as himself) from your land. They are a people who make themselves out to be pure!"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

But his people had no reply except that they said, `Drive the followers of Lot out of your township. They are a people who would pose (and parade) to be extra pure and righteous (internally and externally).´

11 English Literal

So his nation`s answer/reply was not except that they said: "Bring/drive out Lot`s family from your village/urban city, that they are people purifying ."

12 Faridul Haque

Therefore the answer of his people was nothing except that they said, “Expel the family of Lut from your township; these people wish purity!”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Must you needs lust after men instead of women? Nay! You are a senseless people."

14 Hilali & Khan

There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: "Drive out the family of Lout (Lot) from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And Lot, when he said to his people: Do you commit foul deeds, while you see?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

But the answer of his people was no other except that they ~s said: Turn out Lut's followers from your town; surely they are a people who would keep pure!

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the household of Lot from your township, for they (forsooth) are folk who would keep clean!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

His people had no answer but to say, "Expel Lot and his family from the town for they want to be pure."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Yet the only answer of his nation was that they said: 'Expel the family of Lot from your village, they are people who purified themselves'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

There was no other answer given by his people except that they said: "Drive out the family of Lut from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

The only answer of his people was, "Drive out Lot and his family from the city. They are a people who make themselves out to be pure."

22 Talal Itani

But the only response of his people was to say, “Expel the family of Lot from your town. They are purist people.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

But the only response of his people was that they said, `Expel Lot's family from your town. They are indeed a folk who [prefer to] remain pure!', from [coming unto] the rears of men.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

There was no other answer given by his people except that they said;"Drive out the family of Lut from your city. Verily, these are men who want to be clean and pure!"

means, `they feel embarrassed because of the deeds you are doing, and because you approve of your actions, so expel them from among yourselves, for they are not fit to live among you in your city.'

So, the people resolved to do that, and Allah destroyed them, and a similar end awaits the disbelievers.

Allah says;

فَأَنجَيْنَاهُ وَأَهْلَهُ إِلاَّ امْرَأَتَهُ قَدَّرْنَاهَا مِنَ الْغَابِرِينَ