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.
So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who remained behind.
And We rained upon them a rain [of stones], and evil was the rain of those who were warned.
Say, [O Muúammad], |Praise be to Allah , and peace upon His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allah better or what they associate with Him?|
[More precisely], is He [not best] who created the heavens and the earth and sent down for you rain from the sky, causing to grow thereby gardens of joyful beauty which you could not [otherwise] have grown the trees thereof? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but they are a people who ascribe equals [to Him].
Is He [not best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a deity with Allah ? [No], but most of them do not know.
Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Little do you remember.
Is He [not best] who guides you through the darknesses of the land and sea and who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy? Is there a deity with Allah ? High is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.