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QURAN TRANSLITERATION

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[Abu Lahab, literally "the father of flame", was the nickname of Abul Uzza, an uncle of
the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), and a bitter and fiery opponent of Islam and the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW). Refer to the commentary of Ali Imran 3:52 and 53 for dawat dhil ashira in which he flared up and shouted at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), saying: "Perdition to you ". He made it his business to torment the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW); and his wife, Umm Jumail, sister of Abu Sufyan, took pleasure in carrying thorny bushes and strewing them in the sand where she knew that the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) was sure to walk barefooted, because of which she is referred to as the bearer of the wood. Abu Lahab used to persuade the people to throw stones at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), whenever he passed the streets of Mecca, by telling them that he was a mad man. The two hands he used to throw stones at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) are cursed. The two hands of Abu Lahab may also refer to the evil deeds he had sent forth which condemns him to suffer severest punishment till eternity. Neither his wealth nor his supporters will be able to save him from the blazing fire. A week after the battle of Badr, Abu Lahab perished, consumed with grief and his own fiery passions. The angel of death strangled his wife with the rope she used to wear around her neck. On the Day of Judgment the fire of punishment like a rope of iron strongly twisted will be put on her neck.]

LAHAB [MASAD]
SURAH [111] (

the Father of) FLAME

PRESENTED BY:

MOHAMAD HANIM MOHAMAD ISA

Lahab, and he will perish. Abu Lahab, literally "the father of flame", was the nickname of Abul Uzza, an uncle of the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), and a bitter and fiery opponent of Islam and the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW). Refer to the commentary of Ali Imran 3:52 and 53 for dawat dhil ashira in which he flared up and shouted at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), saying: "Perdition to you". He made it his business to torment the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW); and his wife, Umm Jumail, sister of Abu Sufyan, took pleasure in carrying thorny bushes and strewing them in the sand where she knew that the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) was sure to walk barefooted, because of which she is referred to as the bearer of the wood. Abu Lahab used to persuade the people to throw stones at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), whenever he passed the streets of Mecca, by telling them that he was a mad man. The two hands he used to throw stones at the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) are cursed. The two hands of Abu Lahab may also refer to the evil deeds he had sent forth which condemns him to suffer severest punishment till eternity. Neither his wealth nor his supporters will be able to save him from the blazing fire. A week after the battle of Badr, Abu Lahab perished, consumed with grief and his own fiery passions. The angel of death strangled his wife with the rope she used to wear around her neck. On the Day of Judgment the fire of punishment like a rope of iron strongly twi sted will be put on her neck. No relationship whatsoever, even with the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), can be of any advantage to the disbeliever. Abu Lahab, an uncle of the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW), will burn in the blazing fire. On the contrary, it is noticeable, that Salman, a Persian outsider, through his faith and submission to ALLAH, the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) and his Ahlul Bait achieved the highest distinction of being included in the Ahlul Bait. When the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) was commanded by ALLAH gathered all his relatives to announce for the first time openly, that he was the Apostle of ALLAH. Abu Lahab was also in the assembly, for he was the uncle of the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW). When the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) addressing the assembly saked If I tell you that there is a huge army of an enemy camping at the foot of this mountain on the other side of it, will ye believe me? The whole assembly unanimously said Certainly we will believe, for thou hast never told a lie. Then said the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) I have come from ALLAH as a Warner to preach the Unity of the Lord! Hearing this Abu Lahab exclaimed Perdition to thee! Was it for this thou summoned us all? This verse refers to the heavenly curse invoked on the two hands of Abu Lahab with which he raised the stone to throw it on the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW). avail him. WHEN Abu Lahab was warned against the Hell-fire he said that he would purchase the Hell with his wealth and escape it . This verse refers to what Abu Lahab had said, and means to say that all his wealth would be of no avail to him at all on the Day of Judgment. This is a warning to all the wealthy ones who are proud and puffed up of their wealth.

Tabbat yadaaa Abee Lahabin-wa tabb.

[111:1] Perdition overtake both hands of Abu

Maaa agnaa anhu maaluhou wa maa kasab.

[111:2] His wealth and what he earns will not

Sa-yasla Naaran-zaata Lahab. Wamra-atuh: hammaa-latal-hatab.

[111:3] He shall soon burn in fire that flames, [111:4] And his wife, the bearer of fuel,

When Abu Lahab will be in the hell-fire and then he would realise the return for his disbelief and tyranny and know of what value was his wealth.

Umme Jamilah, the sister of Abu Sofyan was the wife of Abu Lahab. She was also equally mischievous and grossly wicked . She was a squint-eyed woman of equally bad temperament like her husband. She used to collect thorny sticks the whole day, bundle them up with some rope made of fibre of the date palm, and in the night she used to spread the collected thorns in the path which the HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) usually used at night or very early before dawn to go to the mosque for prayers so that the thorns may wound his feet or get stuck into his clothes. The HOLY PROPHET (SAWW) used to collect them aside. Hence she is called the bearer of the wood. Upon her neck a halter of strongly twisted rope. An angel got her strangled by the very rope she used to hang around her neck, and she died . On the Day of Judgment the wicked woman will be with a rope of the hell-fire hanging around her neck.

Fee jeedihaa hablum-mim-masad.

[111:5]

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