Asalamu alaykum ya shaykh
My question is regarding the time period of Lut alayhi salaam. An Ayah from the Qur'an mentions his people were the first to have committed homosexuality and some atheists have claimed a people before the people of Lut had committed it before them.
Now, the question can be tackled in two ways. The first checking the time period of Lut (which is what I hope to do) and the second to check the time period of the people they've mentioned.
As for the time periods these atheists mentioned, it is that Lut lived around 4000 years ago and that other homosexuals lived around 5000 years ago. I've checked around online for the time period of Lut but I've been given different answers so if you can try to get me one as historically close as you can (from the scholars of the sunnah), I'd really appreciate it.
Barak'Allah feek ya shaykh.
Lut Alaihis Salam was related to Ibrahim Alaihis Salam and they both lived in the same period of time. There is no definitive answer as to the excact time of their life in earth but rough estimates suggest that Ibrahim Alaihis Salam and Lut Alaihis Salam lived approximately 4500 years ago.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America