بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِ الْفِيلِ
Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the possessors of the elephant?
Seest thou not how thy Lord dealt with the Companions of the Elephant?
Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant?
أَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ كَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍ
Did He not cause their war to end in confusion,
Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray?
Did He not bring their stratagem to naught,
وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ
And send down (to prey) upon them birds in flocks,
And He sent against them Flights of Birds,
And send against them swarms of flying creatures,
تَرْمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّن سِجِّيلٍ
Casting against them stones of baked clay,
Striking them with stones of baked clay.
Which pelted them with stones of baked clay,
فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَّأْكُولٍ
So He rendered them like straw eaten up?
Then did He make them like an empty field of stalks and straw, (of which the corn) has been eaten up.
And made them like green crops devoured (by cattle)?