Ayah

تَبَّتۡ يَدَآ أَبِى لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ

Translation

Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he!<br/>

Tafsir

Al-Masad (the Palm Fiber)<br/><br/>Meccan, consisting of 5 verses.<br/><br/>When the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him summoned his people and said, 'I am a warner to you, [standing] before a terrible chastisement', his uncle, Aboo Lahab, said, 'May you perish! Is that what you have called us out for?', whereupon the following was revealed:<br/><br/>Perish, ruined be, the hands of Aboo Lahab, in other words, all of him - the use of 'hands' here to denote [all of] him is figurative, and is because most actions are performed by them; the statement is an invocation - and perish he!, may he be ruined! (this [tabba] is a predicate, as where one says, ahlakahu'Llaahu wa-qad halak, 'God destroyed him and he indeed is destroyed'. When the Prophet threatened him with the chastisement, he said, 'If what my brother's son says is true, then I shall ransom [myself] from it with my wealth and sons!'; so the following was revealed:<br/>

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