Thursday, March 4, 2010

Name That Holy Book: Damn you, Abu!

The power of Abu Lahab will perish, and he will perish. His wealth and gains will not exempt him. He will be plunged in flaming Fire, and his wife, the wood-carrier, will have upon her neck a halter of palm-fibre.
This should be an easy one. Without looking, what holy book contains such hate speech against one particular individual?

This passage is actually an entire surah from the Quran. Surah 111: Palm Fibre. Seems that this Abu Lahab was someone that Muhammad didn't like. So, good ol' Mo dedicated a whole surah to bitching about Abu and how Abu was going to Hell. Now, Mo's whine about how some other a-hole, who died in the 7th century, is going to hell is memorialized as inspired scripture. And Muslims say that the entire Quran is applicable to today. I don't think so.

The win goes to Uzza.


uzza said...

Ohhh, you've got there surah 111, verse 1-5, Pickthal translation. I feel like I'm cheating though.

Robert Madewell said...

Fair and square, uzza.

I've 'unlocked' answer in the main article.