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Surah Masad Ayat 5 in Arabic Text

فِى جِيدِهَا حَبْلٌۭ مِّن مَّسَدٍۭ
Fee jeedihaa hablum mim-masad

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 5

Sahih International
Around her neck is a rope of [twisted] fiber.

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

Abul Ala Maududi
upon her neck shall be a rope of palm-fibre.

Muhsin Khan
In her neck is a twisted rope of Masad (palm fibre).

Pickthall
Will have upon her neck a halter of palm-fibre.

Dr. Ghali
Upon her (long) neck she will have a rope of palm-fibers.

Abdel Haleem
with a palm-fibre rope around her neck.

Quran 111 Verse 5 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Masad ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(111:5) upon her neck shall be a rope of palm-fibre.[5]


5 The word used for her neck is jeed, which in Arabic means a neck decorated with an ornament. Saeed bin al- Musayyab, Hasan Basri and Qatadah say that she wore a valuable necklace and used to say: By Lat and Uzza, I will sell away this necklace and spend the price to satisfy my enmity against Muhammad (peace be upon him). That is why the word jeed has been used here ironically, thereby implying that in Hell she would have a rope of palm-fiber round her neck instead of that necklace upon which she prides herself so arrogantly. Another example of this ironical style is found at several places in the Quran in the sentence: Bashshir-hum bi-adhab-in alima “Give them the good news of a painful torment.

The words habl-um min-masad have been used for the rope which will be put round her neck, i.e. it will be a rope of the masad kind. Different meanings of this have been given by the lexicographers and commentators. According to some, masad means a tightly twisted rope; others say that masad is the rope made from palm-fiber; still others say that it means the rope made from rush, or camel-skin, or camelhair. Still another view is that it implies a cable made by twisted iron strands together.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Masad verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Masad ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 5.

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