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105) Sūrat Al-Fīl

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THIS CHAPTER of 5 Meccan verses was revealed after Disbelievers (OR Atheists) 109 and before Dawn 113. It has a rhyme in -iI to parallel the title word of fi'l or 'elephant'. The historic reference is to the time when the Abyssinians ruled Yaman in southern Arabia. In the year 570 of the Christian era, the very year when the Prophet was born, they invaded the territory of Mecca under their King Abraha. Fortunately they were repulsed, as this chapter shows, but the campaign became legendary as the Year of the Elephant. In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!
'Alam Tará Kayfa Fa`ala Rabbuka Bi'aşĥābi Al-Fīl    105-001* Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant? ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
'Alam Yaj`al Kaydahum Fī Tađlīlin    105-002* Did He not cause their plan to miscarry, ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa 'Arsala `Alayhim Ţayan 'Abābīla    105-003* and sent birds in flocks against them ‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍
Tarmīhim Biĥijāratin Min Sijjīlin    105-004* which threw stamped clay pellets at them? ‌‍‌ ‍‍‍‍
Faja`alahum Ka`aşfin Ma'kūlin    105-005* It left them just like chewed-up chaff. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
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