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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.

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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