Is shaving the beard one of the violations that brought down destruction on the people of Lut?
Allah (Exalted be He) has informed us in His Book of the cause of their punishment. The Messenger (peace be upon him) also said:
“Whoever you find committing the offence of the people of Lut (i.e. Sodomy), execute the doer and the one to whom it is done.”
However, nothing indicates that shaving the beard was a cause of their destruction.
(Part No. 5; Page No. 160) A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.Allah (Exalted be He) punished
the People of Lut because they belied His Prophet Lut and committed sodomy. They abandoned their wives whom Allah (Exalted be He) created for them, and indulged in this perversion as explicitly stated in their story mentioned in the Qur’an. There is no mention about the matter of the beard being a cause of destruction in the Book of Allah or the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).