Surah al-Lahab (The Flame)

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Quran Surah 111: Surah al-Lahab (The Flame)

There are 5 verses in this surah and it is 'makki'. Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a.s.) advised that whenever a person recites this surah, he should curse Abu Lahab because of his he mistreated the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) and showed disrespect to him.

It is narrated that recitation of this surah is good for relieving back pains and reciting it before sleeping keeps one safe in the night.

This is an imprecatory surah used to bring down the wrath of God against the unrighteous and wicked. It is often recited against an oppressor.

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