Posted on 04/10/2012 by __socrates

IRON Arabic al-Hadid الحديد
The title of Surah lvii. in the Qur’an, in the 25th verse of which it is said: “We (God) sent down iron, in which both keen violence and advantages to men.” Zamakhshari says that Adam brought down with him from Paradise five things made of iron, viz. an anvil, a pair of tongs, two hammers, a greater and lesser, and a needle.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam