Sura 111: Thorns (Al-Masad)

Sura 111:  Thorns (Al-Masad)

Number of verses in sura: 5

Order of revelation: 6


[111:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


[111:1]  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.


[111:2]  His money and whatever he has accomplished will never help him.


[111:3]  He has incurred the blazing Hell.


[111:4]  Also his wife, who led the persecution.


[111:5]  She will be (resurrected) with a rope of thorns around her neck.