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Q.Dear Brother Moazzam : Kindly enlighten us about the attrebute "ABU LAHAB" described in Surah 111, as you said,ABU LAHAB is a character not A specific personality.THANKS
By: naeem sheikh On: 7/16/2011

1.Dear Naeem, before an elaboration by Brother Moazzam, please have a look the word "LAHAB"  
 
Lam-ha-Ba =To blaze fiercely/intensely, inflame, burn with anger, Ardour of fire, flame,  
 
http://www.studyquran.org/LaneLexicon/Volume7/00000202.pdf  
http://www.studyquran.org/LaneLexicon/Volume7/00000203.pdf  
 
77:31  
 
لَا ظَلِيلٍ وَلَا يُغْنِي مِنَ اللَّهَبِ  
 
111.  
 
تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ  
 
سَيَصْلَىٰ نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ  
 
And then have a look at YAD, f example 48:10  
 
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّهَ يَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ  
 
Allahs hand over their hand.... :-P  
 
http://www.studyquran.org/LaneLexicon/Volume8/00000317.pdf  
Comments by: Nargis On: 7/16/2011

 
2.Dear Naeem Sheikh! Every one of us( the ahl e kitab)/(The Quranist) can easily understand the Divine message as we normally do understand the laws of nature. Observe the following steps to have the true approach to know the real sense of any quranic verse.  
1) Read carefully the context of the verse.  
2) Be in limits with the core message of Quran (that is to protect the human rights).  
3) Find out the resembled text written at other places in the Quran (tasreef al ayat).  
4) Use the principle of Ziddain(antonym) to know the meanings of the words.  
5) Consult the lexicon to see the meanings in the lane.  
6) Be careful about the Arabic grammatical rules.  
7)Have to observe the relevant laws of nature/universal values.  
7) STRICTLY AVOID THE HISTORY ESPECIALLY THE AHADITH/RIWAYAT/SHANE NUZOOL etc.  
Let us come to elaborate the Surah LAHAB(111).  
 
لَهَبٍ = Sparkle , flame.  
 
أَبِي لَهَبٍ = A person who face the Sparkle , fire, flame.(the 111/3 describes the sense)  
يَدَا = Support/power, 38/45 وَاذْكُرْ عِبَادَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ أُولِي الْأَيْدِي  
تَبَّتْ يَدَا = The support and power has been ruined/crushed.  
امْرَأَ = Companions,nation,group..(52/21 كُلُّ امْرِئٍ بِمَا كَسَبَ رَهِينٌ  
امْرَأَتُهُ = People of his group or his close companions  
حَمَّالَةَ =Carries as a mission or task.(see 29/12 وَمَا هُمْ بِحَامِلِينَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ  
الْحَطَبِ = fuel (see the verse وَأَمَّا الْقَاسِطُونَ فَكَانُوا لِجَهَنَّمَ حَطَبًا72/15 ) creates rift among the society members to querell  
فَأَلْقَوْا حِبَالَهُمْ وَعِصِيَّهُمْ methods and ways= حَبْلٌ ,  
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا  
مَّسَدٍ = Well planed tricks and tactics ( intrigue's net of false arguments)  
جِيدِهَا = A favorite task of the group  
NOW YOU TRY TO FIND OUT THE SENSE OF THE SURAH LAHAB, KEEPING IN MIND, THAT, THE BEHAVIOUR OF A PLUNDERER AND HIS COMPANIONS HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN THIS SURAH  
 
Comments by: moazzam On: 7/17/2011

 
3.Sister Nargis ! Brother Moazzam over estimated my Quranic skills , plz help me to understand in the light of clue provided by Moazzam.
Comments by: naeem sheikh On: 7/17/2011

 
4.Dear Naeem, Let me try and translate this sura according to the meanings provided by Moazzam bhai.  
 
 
111:01) The support and power of a person, who faces fire, will be ruined / crushed and so will he himself.  
111:02) His wealth, his income prosperity will be of no use.  
111:03) He will have to endure the fire of remorse.  
111:04) So will his companions / People of his group, who carry as a mission, the fuel to create rift among the society  
111:05) It is a favorite task of this group to use all methods based on tricks and tactics / totally false arguments.
 
 
The above mentioned characteristics are quite common in our society. If we look at our politicians, the so called "religious" leaders and the media, all of them are following the foot steps of Abi Lahab (which is not a particular individual). Look at the role of intelligence agencies (local and foreign, for example CIA, ISI, RAW, MOSAD, MI-6 etc.), trying to create division among different nations, using class, creed, race as the motive and they funding various extremist religious and ethnic groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other third world countries for multiple known and unknown reasons.  
Also a very clear example of such people / group can be seen on this particular forum when few individuals who tried to create a rift among the members (for no apparent reason as such) and who have used deception and totally false arguments to degrade other members and to create confusion among the readers. Obviously they all failed miserably in all their attempts and finally they were left with no other option but to run away, hiding their faces and I am sure they will endure the fire of remorse in future. I can assure you that such people are totally influenced by their personal egos and they follow nothing but conjecture. They are destined to fail wherever they go and whatever they do.
Comments by: Junaid On: 7/17/2011

 
5.  
Dear Brother Junaid! Astonishing.  
Thank you for elaboration, you given the example of IMRAA but not Abi Lahab in the following reply.  
Abi Lahab (which is not a particular individual). Look at the role of intelligence agencies (local and foreign, for example CIA, ISI, RAW, MOSAD, MI-6 etc.), trying to create division among different nations, using class, creed, race as the motive and they funding various extremist religious and ethnic groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other third world countries for multiple known and unknown reasons.  
 
 
Comments by: naeem sheikh On: 7/18/2011

 
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