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Al-Fil
سورة الفيل
Classification Makkan
Meaning of the name The Elephant
Statistics
Sura number 105
Number of verses 5
Juz' number 30
Number of Rukus 1
Number of Sajdahs 0
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This article is about the chapter of the Qur'an translated to English as "The Elephant." For other uses, see Elephant (disambiguation).

Surat al-Fil (Arabic: سورة الفيل‎ ) (The Elephant) is the 105th chapter of the Qur'an. It is a Makkan sura consisting of 5 ayat. It describes the incidents of the Year of the Elephant, the year when Muhammad was born. With translations.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلۡفِيلِ

Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the owners of the elephant? (1)

أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍ

Did He not make their plot go astray? (2)

وَأَرۡسَلَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ طَيۡرًا أَبَابِيلَ

And send against them birds, in flocks, (3)

تَرۡمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٍ۬ مِّن سِجِّيلٍ۬

Striking them with stones of baked clay. (4)

فَجَعَلَهُمۡ كَعَصۡفٍ۬ مَّأۡڪُولِۭ

And made them like an empty field of stalks (of which the corn has been eaten up by cattle) (5)

It forms a pair with the following sura, Quraish, reminding the Quraysh tribe who dominated Mecca of the favors that Allah had bestowed on them; indeed, it is said that in Uthman's copy of the Qur'an they were written together as a single sura. The Kaaba was central to the life of Quraish, being a center of pilgrimage which brought much trade and prestige; Surat al-Fil describes how God saved the Kaaba from destruction, while surat Quraish describes God as Lord of that Kaaba and urges Quraish to worship Him so that, among other things, He should protect them on their trading journeys.

This Surah discusses how the people of the elephant were destroyed the leader of the people of the Elephant was Sultan Abraha , because of their plotting against the Ka'ba. Allah sent birds against these people, and these birds destroyed the people and the elephants they had brought for their task. These birds threw many, many stones of baked clay at the elephants and the people, which led to their stoppage. This story emphasizes the power of Allah against which no plot can win.

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