Answer: Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad
‘Uthmani has explained verse 78 of the Surah Hud, which mentions this incident.
I will just summarize it for you as follows.
Lut (sws) made all possible
efforts within his means to save his guests from being harassed by the
unscrupulous men of his nation. The last thing he did was to offer them the
possibility of marrying his daughters and thus, satisfying their desires. In the
opinion of most scholars, by “daughters”, the prophet meant all the marriageable
ladies of his nation, since as a spiritual father of the nation, he had a right
to use the word “daughters” for them.
According to some others, he
offered his own daughters as a final, desperate attempt to rescue his guests
after having exhausted all other possibilities of bringing the perverted men of
his nation to their senses. It was the very last attempt to prick their
I am personally inclined to
accept the last opinion.