Surah Al-Humazah (The Gossipmonger)

Surah Humazah is the 104th Surah of the Holy Quran. Verse number 09. The Surah was revealed in Makkah. So the surah is included in the Makki surah. The Surah speaks of three heinous sins. Sins: The three are backbiting, blaming and slandering face to face, and lust.


The Gossipmonger

The meaning of the name The Gossipmonger
The other nameThe Traducer, The Slanderer, The Backbiter
RevealedProphet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
Number of Verses9

Surah Al-Humazah English Translation, Transliteration:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1. وَيْلٌ لِكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُمَزَةٍ
Way Lulli Kulli Humazatil-lumazah

Woe to every scorner and mocker

2. الَّذِي جَمَعَ مَالًا وَعَدَّدَهُ
Allahzi Jama’ar Malanw O’addadah

Who collects wealth and [continuously] counts it.

3. يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ مَالَهُ أَخْلَدَهُ
Yahsabu Anna Ma-Lahu Akhladah

He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.

4. كَلَّا لَيُنْبَذَنَّ فِي الْحُطَمَةِ
Kallaa Laiumbazanna Fhil Hutamah

No! He will surely be thrown into the Crusher.

5. وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُ
Oma Adraka Mal Hutamah

And what can make you know what is the Crusher?

6. نَارُ اللَّهِ الْمُوقَدَةُ
Na-rulla Hill Muqadat

It is the fire of Allah, [eternally] fueled,

7. الَّتِي تَطَّلِعُ عَلَى الْأَفْئِدَةِ
Allatee tattaaliyu ‘alal afidah

Which mounts directed at the hearts.

8. إِنَّهَا عَلَيْهِمْ مُؤْصَدَةٌ
Innaha ‘Alaihim Mushada

Indeed, Hellfire will be closed down upon them

9. فِي عَمَدٍ مُمَدَّدَةٍ
Fee ‘Amadim Mumaddadah

In extended columns.

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Duration of revelation:

All the commentators have agreed that this Surah is Makkah. Analyzing its subject matter and style, it seems that it too is one of the first Surahs to be revealed in Makkah after receiving the Prophethood.

Content and Keynote:

This Surah condemns some of the moral depravity that could be found among the greedy rich in ignorant society. Every Arab knew that these evil tendencies were rightly active in their society. Everyone thought these were bad. No one thought of virtue and did not look at it with admiration.

After presenting these heinous tendencies, what will be the fate of those who possess such a character in the Hereafter? These two things (that is, this character on the one hand and its consequences in the Hereafter on the other) are described in such a way that the listener can come to the conclusion on his own that this is the consequence of a person possessing such action and character.

And since people of this character are not punished in this world, but their fingers are seen to be swollen bananas, the Hereafter will inevitably take place.

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