Verse 105:1

اَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِاَصۡحٰبِ الۡفِيۡلِؕ‏

Are you not aware of how your Lord dealt with the Army of the Elephant?

Verse 105:2

اَلَمۡ يَجۡعَلۡ كَيۡدَهُمۡ فِىۡ تَضۡلِيۡلٍۙ‏

Did He not bring their strategy to utter failure?

Verse 105:3

وَّاَرۡسَلَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ طَيۡرًا اَبَابِيۡلَۙ‏

And sent upon them swarms of flying creatures.

Verse 105:4

تَرۡمِيۡهِمۡ بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّنۡ سِجِّيۡلٍۙ‏

Then you showered them with hard stones earmarked with requital. [Sijjeel = Inscribed = Marked out]

Verse 105:5

فَجَعَلَهُمۡ كَعَصۡفٍ مَّاۡكُوۡلٍ‏

And made them like a field of grain eaten down to stubble. [An interesting footnote here might be appropriate. Three Arabs had guided Abrahah on his way to Makkah through the desert. The pre-Islamic Makkans humiliated the traitors and made out three statutes of them in today's plains of Mina outside Makkah. Then they used to stone those statues every year at the time of Pilgrimage. This ritual was 'Islamized' by Muslim historians naming them as three places where the 'Satan' tried to prompt Prophet Abraham to defy God's command to 'sacrifice' his son. And so, to this day during Pilgrimage, Muslims stone the three pillars calling them the Great, the Medium, and the Small Satan!]

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