Citation for Palm Fibre

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MLA

Abdel Haleem, M. A. S. , trans. "Palm Fibre." In The Qurʾan. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 26, 2021. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/book/islam-9780192831934/islam-9780192831934-chapter-111>.

Chicago

Abdel Haleem, M. A. S. , trans. "Palm Fibre." In The Qurʾan. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/book/islam-9780192831934/islam-9780192831934-chapter-111 (accessed Jan 26, 2021).

111. Palm Fibre (1 – 5)

This sura refers to an uncle of the Prophet who opposed him fiercely, as did his wife. He insulted the Prophet with ‘Tabbak yadak’ (‘may your hands be ruined’). This Meccan sura is the retort.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined! May he be ruined too! 2Neither his wealth nor his gains will help him: 3he will burn in the Flaming Fire—a Abu Lahab means ‘Flame Man’ and this verse contains a pun on this name. 4and so will his wife, the firewood-carrier,b She used to tie bunches of thorns with ropes of twisted palm fibre and throw them into the Prophet's path. 5with a palm-fibre rope around her neck.

Notes:

a Abu Lahab means ‘Flame Man’ and this verse contains a pun on this name.

b She used to tie bunches of thorns with ropes of twisted palm fibre and throw them into the Prophet's path.

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