About the Surah

Surah Title : المسد

English Title : Al-Masad

Order in Al-Mushaf : 111

Number of Verses : 5

Type : makkah

Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 603 To Page 603


تَبَّتۡ يَدَآ أَبِي لَهَبٖ وَتَبَّ


May the two hands of Abu Lahab perish! (This is a supplication and its result is there and he did perish by an awful disease after the battle of Badr). 


The reason for descending the verse

Reported by Ibn Abbas,he said, “The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) stood up once and called, ‘O household of Ghalib! O household of Lu’ayy! O household of Murrah! O household of Kilab! O household of Qusayy! O household of ‘Abd Manaf! I have nothing in my possession which will spare you from Allah’s chastisement nor can I promise you any share from this world unless you say ‘there is no deity except Allah’. Abu Lahab said to him, ‘May you perish, is this why you have summoned us?’ And so Allahrevealed this Surah.” (Al-Bukahri)

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