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سورة الفيل

105. Al-fil

The Elephant

Total verses: 5
Revealed in: Mecca

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that tells of the destruction of the armed force that came to be known as the company of The Elephant, after the animal they intended to use to destroy the Kaʿbah, in the generation before the advent of Islam. This surah is a reference to events that happened in 570 CE, the year of the Prophet Muḥammads birth. It takes its name from "the elephant" (al-fīl) mentioned in verse 2, which refers to the force dispatched by Abrahah (a Christian ruler of Yemen) to Mecca, that is "the men of the elephant" (aṣḥāb al-fīl). The destruction of this army is cited here to encourage the believers and warn the disbelievers.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ الْفِيلِ ﴿١﴾
١ - کیا تم نے نہیں دیکھا کہ تمہارے پروردگار نے ہاتھی والوں کے ساتھ کیا کیا .
[105:1] Have you not considered, [O Muhammad], how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?
[Transliteration] Alam tara kaifa fa'ala rabbuka bi ashaabil feel
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أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍ ﴿٢﴾
٢ - کیا ان کا داؤں غلط نہیں کیا؟ (گیا) .
[105:2] Did He not make their plan into misguidance?
[Transliteration] Alam yaj'al kai dahum fee tad leel
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وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ ﴿٣﴾
٣ - اور ان پر جھلڑ کے جھلڑ جانور بھیجے .
[105:3] And He sent against them birds in flocks,
[Transliteration] Wa arsala 'alaihim tairan abaabeel
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تَرْمِيهِمْ بِحِجَارَةٍ مِنْ سِجِّيلٍ ﴿٤﴾
٤ - جو ان پر کھنگر کی پتھریاں پھینکتے تھے .
[105:4] Striking them with stones of hard clay,
[Transliteration] Tar meehim bi hi jaaratim min sij jeel
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فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَأْكُولٍ ﴿٥﴾
٥ - تو ان کو ایسا کر دیا جیسے کھایا ہوا بھس.
[105:5] And He made them like eaten straw.
[Transliteration] Faja 'alahum ka'asfim m'akool
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