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Surah Masad Recitation | Tafseer and English Translation


Surah Masad (Palm Fibre) is the 111th chapter of Holy Quran. It contains 5 ayats. Here in this post we will be providing you Beautiful Surah Masad Beautiful Recitation Video with its Tafseer (cause of revealation, why?) with Surah Masad in English Translation.

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1 May the hands of Abū Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he.
2 His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.
3 He will [enter to] burn in a Fire of [blazing] flame
4 And his wife [as well] – the carrier of firewood.
5 Around her neck is a rope of [twisted] fiber.

Tafseer ( cause of revealation, why?)

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

The Reason for the Revelation of this Surah Masad is the Arrogance of Abu Lahab toward the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ):

Al-Bukhari recorded from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Prophet ﷺ went out to the valley of Al-Batha and he ascended the mountain. Then he cried out,

يَا صَبَاحَاهُ

(O people, come at once!) So the Quraysh gathered around him. Then he said,
(If I told you all that the enemy was going to attack you in the morning, or in the evening, would you all believe me?) They replied, “Yes.” Then he said,–
(Verily, I am a warner (sent) to you all before the coming of a severe torment.)

Then Abu Lahab said, “Have you gathered us for this? May you perish (be ruin)!” Thus, Allah revealed,

تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ

(May the hands of Abū Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he)

Who was abū lahab?

Abu Lahab was one of the uncles of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.His name was ‘Abdul-‘Uzza bin Abdul-Muttalib. His surname was Abu ‘Utaybah and he was only called Abu Lahab because of the brightness of his face. He used to often cause harm to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. He hated and scorned him and his religion.

مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ

(His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.)

سَيَصْلَىٰ نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ

(He will enter a Fire full of flames!) meaning, it has flames, evil and severe burning.)

وَامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِ

(And his wife too, who carries wood.) 

Abu lahab wife

His wife was among the leading women of the Quraysh and she was known as Umm Jamil. Her name was ‘Arwah bint Harb bin Umayyah and she was the sister of Abu Sufyan. She was supportive of her husband in his disbelief, rejection and obstinacy. Therefore, she will be helping to administer his punishment in the fire of Hell on the Day of Judgement. Thus, Allah says,

فِي جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِّن مَّسَدٍ

(In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad.)

Al-‘Awfi narrated from Ibn ‘Abbas, ‘Atiyah Al-Jadali, Ad-Dahhak and Ibn Zayd that she used to place thorns in the path of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Al-Jawhari said, “Al-Masad refers to fibers, it is also a rope made from fibers or palm leaves. It is also made from the skins of camels or their furs. It is said (in Arabic) Masadtul-Habla and Amsaduhu Masadan, when you tightly fasten its twine.”

The above tafseer is extracted from Tafseer Ibn Katheer

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