|In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful||بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ|
Condemned are the works of Abee Lahab, and he is condemned.*
*111:1 Abee Lahab was Muhammad's uncle and the leader of the opposition. His wife carried out a campaign of persecution against Muhammad and the believers. Like all descriptions of Heaven and Hell, the rope of thorns is an allegory.
|تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ|
|111:2||His money and whatever he has accomplished will never help him.||مَا أَغْنَى عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ|
|111:3||He has incurred the blazing Hell.||سَيَصْلَى نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ|
|111:4||Also his wife, who led the persecution.||وَامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِ|
|111:5||She will be (resurrected) with a rope of thorns around her neck.||فِي جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِنْ مَسَدٍ|