تَبَّتۡ يَدَآ أَبِي لَهَبٖ وَتَبَّ
1- Ab´ Lahab (the Prophet's uncle) , who was an enemy of IslŒm.
مَآ أَغۡنَىٰ عَنۡهُ مَالُهُۥ وَمَا كَسَبَ
سَيَصۡلَىٰ نَارٗا ذَاتَ لَهَبٖ
وَٱمۡرَأَتُهُۥ حَمَّالَةَ ٱلۡحَطَبِ
1- She used to put thorns in the Prophet's path and slander him (^). The word "firewood" was used by the Arabs to allude to slander and backbiting.
فِي جِيدِهَا حَبۡلٞ مِّن مَّسَدِۭ