Ayah

أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصۡحَٰبِ ٱلۡفِيلِ

Translation

Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant?<br/>

Tafsir

Al-Fiil (the Elephant)<br/><br/>Meccan, consisting of 5 verses.<br/><br/>Have you not considered (an interrogative meant to provoke marvel, in other words, 'marvel at') the way in which your Lord dealt with the Men of the Elephant?, who was named Mahmood, and the men were Abraha, King of Yemen and his troops. He had built a church in San'aa' in order to divert pilgrims away from Mecca to it. A man from among the Banoo Kinaana defecated in it and stained its prayer niche with a deflowered virgin's blood, in contempt of it. Abraha then swore that he would knock down the Ka'ba. So he approached Mecca with his troops riding Yemeni elephants with Mahmood at the vanguard. But when they turned to destroy the Ka'ba, God unleashed upon them what He relates in His words:

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