Surah Lahab – Meaning, Transliteration and Benefits

Surah Lahab, also known as Surah Masad is translated into the ‘Palm Fibre’. It is the 111th chapter of the Holy Quran and has 5 verses. Revealed in Makkah, this is the only surah where a person from the enemies of Islam has been called out by name.

surah lahab arabic text

Surah Lahab Translation

  1. May the hands of Abu Lahab perish, and he [himself] perish!
  2. Neither his wealth nor [worldly] gains will benefit him
  3. He will burn in a flaming Fire
  4. And his wife [as well] – the carrier of firewood
  5. Around her neck is a rope of [twisted] fiber

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Surah Lahab Transliteration

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

  1. Tabbat yadaa abee Lahabinw-wa tabb
  2. Maa aghnaa ‘anhu maaluhoo wa ma kasab
  3. Sa-yaslaa naaran zhaata lahab
  4. Wamra-atuhoo hammaa latal-hatab
  5. Fee jeedihaa hablum mim-masad

Surah Lahab Benefits

  • Warns us to stay away from telling tales and spreading lies
  • Surah Lahab shows us that we should heed the warnings given to us by Prophet SAW and shouldn’t take them lightly
  • This surah tells us to never make enemies with those who are close to Allah as it will end very badly

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Hadith on Surah Lahab

It is reported on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas (رضي الله عنه) that when this verse was revealed:

وأنذر عشيرتك الأقربين

And warn thy nearest kindred (and thy group of selected people among them) (26:214)

The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) set off till he climbed Safa’ and called loudly: Be on your guard! They said: Who is it calling aloud? They said: Muhammad. They gathered round him, and he said: O sons of so and so, O sons of so and so, O sons of ‘Abd Manaf, O sons of ‘Abd al-Muttalib, and they gathered around him. He (the Apostle) said: If I were to inform you that there were horsemen emerging out of the foot of this mountain, would you believe me? They said: We have not experienced any lie from you. He said: Well, I am a warner to you before a severe torment.

He (the narrator) said that Abu Lahab then said: Destruction to you! Is it for this you have gathered us? He (the Holy Prophet) then stood up, and this verse was revealed:

تبت يدا أبي لهب وتب

Perish the hands of Abu Lahab, and he indeed perished (111:1).

A’mash recited this to the end of the Sura.

[Sahih Muslim 208 a]

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