Al Masad (The Palm Fiber)


1. Tabbat yadaa abee Lahabinw-wa tabb


تَبَّتْ يَدَا أَبِي لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ


Perish the hands of the Father of Flame! Perish he!


2. Maa aghnaa 'anhu maaluhoo wa ma kasab


مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُ مَالُهُ وَمَا كَسَبَ


No profit to him from all his wealth, and all his gains!


3. Sa-yaslaa naaran zaata lahab


سَيَصْلَىٰ نَارًا ذَاتَ لَهَبٍ


Burnt soon will he be in a Fire of Blazing Flame!


4. Wamra-atuhoo hammaa latal-hatab


وَامْرَأَتُهُ حَمَّالَةَ الْحَطَبِ


His wife shall carry the (crackling) wood - As fuel!-


5. Fee jeedihaa hablum mim-masad


فِي جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌ مِنْ مَسَدٍ


A twisted rope of palm-leaf fibre round her (own) neck!