The Elephant
Surah
Al-Fil
05
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Have you not seen ˹O Prophet˺ how your Lord dealt with the Army of the Elephant?

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Have you not considered, [O Muḥammad], how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?1

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Did He not frustrate their scheme?

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Did He not make their plan into misguidance?1

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For He sent against them flocks of birds,

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And He sent against them birds in flocks,

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that pelted them with stones of baked clay,

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Striking them with stones of hard clay,

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leaving them like chewed up straw.1 

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And He made them like eaten straw.1

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