Posted on 04/03/2012 by marina

Wikis > Dictionary of Islam > Al-Humazah

“The slandered.” The title of the CIVth Surah of the Qur’an, so called because it commences with the words: “Woe unto every slanderer.” The passage is said to have been revealed against al-Akhnas ibn Shariq, who had been guilty of slandering the Prophet.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam