Business Lessons from Surah al Masad
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Business Lessons from Surah al Masad

Oct 01, 2018

📗Translation of the meaning of Surah al Masad 📗

Ayah 1) May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he.
Ayah 2) His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.
Ayah 3) He will burn in a fire of blazing flames,
Ayah 4) And his wife - the carrier of firewood.
Ayah 5) Around her neck is a rope of fibre.

📚 Business Lessons from Surah al Masad 📚

1) A common theme which runs throughout this surah is that people will be recompensed for exactly what they earned. Like for like.

Abu Lahab, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), once cursed the HANDS of the Prophet (saw) while he warned the people of the severe punishment. [Bukhari] 
Allah (swt) responded with, “May the HANDS of Abu Lahab be ruined.” (Ayah 1)

>>>Business Lesson: Treat people how you wish to be treated. Be polite with your customers and appreciate your employees.

2) Wealth and children will not save anyone from the hell-fire.🔥

Ibn Masood mentioned that when the messenger of Allah (saw) called his people to believe, Abu Lahab said, “I will ransom myself from the painful torment on the day of judgement with my wealth and children!”
So Allah (swt) replied, “His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained.” (Ayah 2)

>>>Business Lesson: Don’t attach yourself to the worldly adornments; they will eventually fade away. Focus on your intentions and actions because these are the real treasures which will truly benefit you.

3) A leader should continue on his mission to speak the truth and help others, despite the negativity that comes with it.👑

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) always continued to speak to the people of Makkah, despite their ugly comments and painful torture. Ibn Abbas says the wife of Abu Lahab used to place thorns on the path of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), which is why she is referred to as the “carrier of firewood.” (Ayah 4)

>>>Business Lesson: Don’t let the haters bring you down. Continue on your journey to make an impact on the world, leave a legacy and only seek the pleasure of Allah (swt).


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