Surah Al-Fil, also known as “The Elephant,” is the 105th chapter of the Quran. It is a short chapter that consists of five verses and is believed to have been revealed in Makkah.
Feel Surah (سورة الفيل)
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ الْفِيلِ
أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍ
وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ
تَرْمِيهِمْ بِحِجَارَةٍ مِنْ سِجِّيلٍ
فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَّأْكُولٍ
Feel Surah Roman English Transliteration
Alam tara kayfa faʿala rabbuka bi-aṣḥābil-fīl
Alam yajʿal kaydahum fī taḍlīl
Waarsala ʿalayhim ṭayran abābīla
Tarmīhim bi-ḥijāratin min sijjīl
Fajaʿalahum kaʿaṣfin mākūl
Feel Surah English Translation
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?
Did He not make their plan into misguidance?
And He sent against them birds in flocks,
Striking them with stones of hard clay,
And He made them like eaten straw.
Story of Feel Surah
The Surah recounts the historical event known as the “Year of the Elephant,” which took place in Makkah. According to historical accounts, Abraha, the Abyssinian ruler of Yemen, led an army with the intention of destroying the Kaaba, the sacred house of Allah. He had a mighty elephant named Mahmud in his army, which was considered a powerful war asset at the time.
However, Allah’s intervention protected the Kaaba and the people of Makkah. As the army approached, Allah sent a flock of birds, carrying small stones in their beaks and talons. These stones were like missiles that struck the invading army, causing great devastation and humiliation. The elephants were powerless against this divine intervention, and Abraha’s plans were completely thwarted.
Allah Knows Better.