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The Qur'ân, part II (Sacred Books of the East volume 9), Palmer edition [1880]; at


(CXI. Mecca.)

IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
Abu Laheb's two hands shall perish, and he shall perish! p. 344
His wealth shall not avail him, nor what he has earned!
He shall broil in a fire that flames 1, and his wife carrying faggots!--[5] on her neck a cord of palm fibres.


343:2 See Introduction, p. xxviii. Abu Laheb, 'the father of the flame,' p. 344 was the nickname of ‘Abd el ’Huzzâ, uncle of Mohammed, and a bitter opponent of Islam.

344:1 A pun upon his name.

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