Exegesis of Surah al-Lahab
The name of this Sura is al-Lahab. It has one rukoo, five verses, twenty words and seventy seven letters.
This was revealed in Makkah Mukarramah. For the full information on the reason of revelation refer to point one. All that is being mentioned here is why Abu Lahab’s name was taken when he was highlighted by the Quran, despite the fact that that in Makkah, Madinah and amongst other tribes of Arabia there were ample enemies of the blessed Prophet peace be upon him and Islam. Their attempts to cause pain, heartbreak and failure to Islam were no less than those of Abu Lahab. Therefore what is his significance that he is named and rebuked?