Front Page Titles (by Subject) CHAPTER CIV.: ENTITLED SURAT AL HAMZA (THE SLANDERER). Revealed at Makkah. - The Quran, vol. 4
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CHAPTER CIV.: ENTITLED SURAT AL HAMZA (THE SLANDERER). Revealed at Makkah. - Mohammed, The Quran, vol. 4 
A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran: Comprising Sale’s Translation and preliminary Discourse, with Additional Notes and Emendations (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1896). 4 vols.
Part of: The Quran, 4 vols.
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ENTITLED SURAT AL HAMZA (THE SLANDERER).
This chapter is also a philippic against the enemies of Muhammad, who, hearing his pious ejaculations, spoke of him as a madman or as one possessed of an evil spirit. It is probable that some person is specially intended, as the commentators will have it, though the application of the chapter is also general.
Like chap. ii., there is mention of the righteous in speaking of future judgment. The
Probable Date of the Revelations
is about the same as that of the three preceding chapters.
IN THE NAME OF THE MOST MERCIFUL GOD.
∥ (1) Woe unto every slanderer and backbiter, (2) who heapeth up riches, and prepareth the same for the time to come! (3) He thinketh that his riches will render him immortal. (4) By no means. He shall surely be cast into Al Hutama. (5) And who shall cause thee to understand what Al Hutama is?(6)It is the kindled fire of God; (7) which shall mount above the hearts of those who shall be cast therein. (8) Verily it shall be as an arched vault above them (9) on columns of vast extent.
[(1) ]Slanderer. “Aḳhnas Ibn Shuraik, or Walíd Ibn al Mughaira, or Umaiya Ibn Ḳhalf, who were guilty of slandering others, and especially the Prophet.”—Sale, Baidháwi, &c
[(4) ]Al Hutama. The name of one of the apartments of hell (Prelim. Disc., p. 148), which is so called because it will ‘break in pieces’ whatever shall be thrown into it.”—Sale.
[(6) ]Kindled fire of God. “And therefore shall not be extinguished by any.”—Sale, Baidháwi.