English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]
Ayat 34. Verily, we are about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment from the sky, because they have been rebellious (against Allah’s Command)."
Ayat 35. And indeed We have left thereof an evident Ayah (a lesson and a warning and a sign the place where the Dead Sea is now in Palestine) for a folk who understand.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 34. "For we are going to bring down on the people of this township a Punishment from heaven, because they have been wickedly rebellious." The Punishment was a rain of brimstone, which completely overwhelmed the Cities, with possibly an earthquake and a volcanic eruption (see 11:82). 35. And We have left thereof an evident Sign, for any people who (care to) understand. The whole tract on the east side of the Dead Sea (where the Cities were situated) is covered with sulphurous salts and is deadly to animal and plant life. The Dead Sea itself is called in Arabic the Bahr Lut (the sea of Lot ). It is a scene of utter desolation, that should stand as a Symbol of the Destruction that awaits Sin.