The Elephant الفيل

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَٰبِ ٱلْفِيلِ

  1. Have you (O Muhammad) not consider how your Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant? (who plotted and embarked to destroy His Sanctified House)?

أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِى تَضْلِيلٍ

  1. Did He not make their plot go astray?

وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ

  1. And sent against them birds, in flocks,

تَرْمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّن سِجِّيلٍ

  1. Striking them with stones of hardened clay.

فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَّأْكُولٍۭ

  1. And made them like an empty field of stalks whose leaves (of grain) have been eaten (by cattle).