وَعَلَّمۡنَٰهُ صَنۡعَةَ لَبُوسٍ لَّكُمۡ لِتُحۡصِنَكُم مِّن بَأۡسِكُمۡ ۖ فَهَلۡ أَنتُمۡ شَٰكِرُونَ
It was We Who taught him the making of coats of mail for your benefit, to guard you from each other's violence: will ye then be grateful?<br/>
And We taught him the art of making garments, namely, coats of mail - [which are called laboos] because they are worn (tulbas). He was the first [human being] to make them; hitherto there were [only] plates [of armour] - for you, as well as all mankind, to protect you (read nuhsinakum, [the subject being] 'God'; or yuhsinakum, [the subject being] 'David'; or tuhsinakum, [the subject being] 'garments') against your [mutual] violence, your wars against your enemies. Will you then, O people of Mecca, be thankful?, for My favours, by believing in the Messenger - in other words, be thankful to Me by [doing] this.