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Offline mclinkin94

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Objection to Quran 111, Surat Al-Masad, Abu Lahab
« on: August 17, 2013, 10:11:08 pm »
I've heard the objection to this Surah, that Muhammad (pbuh) was venting at Abu Lahab so he wrote this Quranic Surah. The objection also states that Allah has a sadistic and angry mentality.

The objection is read as:

"Here Allah abuses a Puny Human Abu Lahab..
Now wud God curse a Human??.. wudnt he just destroy him??
This Chapter proves that Quran is written by muhammad,, and he was venting out his anger on Abu lahab in this chapter..
Also who is this Abu lahab?? does thequran tel anything bout him?? ..NO
So u hv to ely on hadiths..the Final revelation by GOD neds man-made boks to be understood..
Now try to refute this my dear"

The Surah Reads as:

(111:1) May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he.

(111:2) His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.

(111:3) He will [enter to] burn in a Fire of [blazing] flame

(111:4) And his wife [as well] - the carrier of firewood.

(111:5) Around her neck is a rope of [twisted] fiber.


^Can anyone verify on the purpose of this Surah?

Offline FARHAN_UDDIN

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Re: Objection to Quran 111, Surat Al-Masad, Abu Lahab
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 05:00:22 am »
Assalamualykum.

 This claim is totally a baseless and an absurd claim.

The real name of Abu Lahab was Abd al-Uzza. Surah-111 is usually translated in a wrong way due to which some people think its a curse from Allah. But it's not true. It's a prophecy. It describes the condition of Abu Lahab in the Hereafter. Please visit the following link:

http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=111


 Take Care.

Offline adnaanshaikh195

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Re: Objection to Quran 111, Surat Al-Masad, Abu Lahab
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 10:23:31 am »
See, this is EXACTLY why you need to stop asking so many questions, and study the life of the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). I can recommend a seerah for you, by Mufti Menk.

Abu Lahab was told he will enter the fire because of his mockery and rejection to the Prophet. DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING I SAY AS AUTHENTIC, but from the top of my head I will answer why.
Basically, once the Prophet gathered the people of Mecca (Not all I think) to a mountain, and he said,

"If I were to tell you guys there is an army on the other side of this mountain, will you believe me?"

The people replied, "Yes!, we believe you are the truthful one, you would never lie!" (They said this because the Prophet (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him) was known as that even before prophethood.

So then the Prophet said "Then accept my message" (I'm paraphrasing)

So they I think most of them started to mock, if not all, I cannot remember, maybe some of them accepted, I can't remember.
Then Abu Lahab mocked too, so the Surah was revealed, and people around Makkah were reciting it.

The shocking thing about the surah is, that Abu Lahab could have easily accepted Islam and proven the surah wrong, thus proving the message wrong, but he did not, he could've even faked to accept it to prove the message wrong, but he didn't!

My advice is STOP ARGUING with ignorant people who are here to mock Islam, GO AND STUDY THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET FIRST (May Allah send peace and blessings upon him). I used to be the way you were, I would just sit and argue with ignorant non muslims and then I would get silly doubts, instead of focusing on studying Islam etc.

STOP BEING A SKEPTIC. It's for your own good.