reply to post by Hanslune
Here are the verses for you:
So also was Lut among those sent (by Us).
Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind
Then We destroyed the rest.
Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day-
And by night: will ye not understand.
This verse says that the Meccans pass by these ruins by day and return by them at night. For those that don't know LUT, he is LOT in the Bible and
the story relates to the destruction of Sodom and Gamorrah through fire and brimestone as Abraham watched on from a mountain in Canaan.
Here is another:
Sura 46:27: Surely We destroyed many a town around you. We sent Our Messages to them repeatedly and in diverse forms that they may eschew
(their evil ways) and return (to Allah).
As far as I know. there are no destroyed nations or cities around modern day Mecca.