Study of Curse (La'n) in the Holy Quran and Sunnah

Document Type : Original Article



In the Islamic culture, curse (la’n) means to wish for someone
to remain far from Divine blessing. This kind of prayer is found
repeatedly in the Quranic verses as well as universal and particular
hadiths, in the practical sirah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), the
Commander of the Faithful (PBUH), and the Household of the
Holy Prophet (PBUT). Also, there is, in many cases, curse in the
literature of Sunni and Shi’i scholars. Ordinary scholars have made
some attempts to vindicate those who have been cursed by the
Holy Quran, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Imams (PBUT).
Arguments presented for exoneration, however, seem to be