This page contains all verses of surah Al-Fil in addition to Interpretation of all verses by Arberry (A. J. Arberry). In the first part you can read surah الفيل ordered in pages exactly as it is present in the Quran. To read an interpretation of a verse click on its number.
Surah Al-Fil, also known as "The Elephant," is the 105th chapter of the Quran. It is a short chapter consisting of 5 verses and is believed to have been revealed in Makkah. The surah derives its name from the mention of the event of the army of the elephant in the first verse.
The surah recounts the story of Abraha, the Abyssinian viceroy of Yemen, who marched upon the Kaaba with a large army that included war elephants. His intention was to destroy the Kaaba, but Allah protected His sacred house by sending flocks of birds that pelted the army with stones, destroying them utterly. This miraculous event is seen as a demonstration of Allah's power and protection of His sacred places.
Surah Al-Fil serves as a reminder of the power and protection of Allah, emphasizing the insignificance of human efforts in the face of divine will. It also highlights the concept of divine intervention and the ultimate triumph of faith over worldly power.
The surah's message of divine protection and the futility of human arrogance serves as a source of inspiration and reassurance for believers, reminding them of the ultimate authority and power of Allah over all things.
Surah Al-Fil سُورَةُ الفِيلِ Page 601 (Verses from 1 to 5)