Understanding Surah Al-Fīl (The Elephant) – سورة الفيل

Surah Al- Fil will be explored in a perspective of an understanding of a multilayer view or perception to try and gain a versified meaning.

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I have provided a direct verse translation for refernce from the website quran.com in english.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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quran.com direct translation:

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

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Understanding;

 

You, See How, Feel Truth of friendship of Yours.

Meaning of understanding;

Open your eyes as you are taught, bring forth your true identity for your destiney.

Commentary; 

Your path is choice, Your chosen path is chosen.

quran.com direct translation:

Did He not make their plan into misguidance?

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Understanding; 

Be wary, Taken in wrong.

Meaning of understanding;

Caution are not mistaken.

Commentary; 

You are on the right path you cannot be otherwise on this path.

quran.com direct translation:

And He sent against them birds in flocks,

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Understanding; 

Given for them, message millions.

Meaning of understanding;

They have received abundance.

Commentary; 

No one has not heard the message in its glory.

quran.com direct translation:

Striking them with stones of hard clay,

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Understanding; 

Given from mine of mine.

Meaning of understanding;

From birth to death to life

Commentary; 

The earth of your creation has spoken

quran.com direct translation;

And He made them like eaten straw.

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Understanding; 

becomes, death forgotten.

Meaning of understanding;

death is your ending.

Commentary; 

your time is here, now.

In Summary this verse foresees the following perspectives of our understood meaning of commentary understanding;

“Your path is choice, Your chosen path is chosen. You are on the right path you cannot be otherwise on this path.No one has not heard the message in its glory. The earth of your creation has spoken. your time is here, now.”

Meaning in summary;

That all human beings have chosen their paths & this choice has been known, you will always be on this path of choice through life for this is your choice or destiny  your path has been made known from birth of your creation & this is your time to walk your path & reveal it.  

Note this is not a direct translation of the verse but an understanding of one of perspectives  that unveil the message that can be seen as exemplified by the translation & understanding of the verses and thus the surah.

The message that has been unveiled may be seen as follows; from the following website click here & visit for further information;

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By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Nasir Makarim Shirazi in Tafsir Namuneh
Translated from Farsi into English by: Fatima Zabeth Beenesh

The sura e fil is descended at Mecca and it is consisted of 5 ayaat.

Surat Al-Fīl (The Elephant) – سورة الفيل

The contents and virtues of Surah e Fil

The sura e fil, as it is evident from its content indicates towards the famous historical event happened in the year when the prophet was born. The Almighty God saved ‘Kaaba’ the house of Allah from the large army of unbelievers who arrived at Mecca from the land of Yemen.
The sura a fil reminds the mysterious episode that most of the people of Mecca were remembering it as it was happened for them in very near past.

To remind this occurrence is a warning to the arrogant and adamant unbelievers and make them aware that before the divine power they are totally powerless. The All-Powerful God crushed down the great army of elephants with the help of small birds and the half lumped pebbles, like this manner he had the power and strength to punish the immovable and proud nonbelievers.
The unbelievers of Mecca were not more powerful in comparison to the might of Abraha nor in their army and number, their power could never reach to that extent of Abraha. It means that you who witnessed the event of abraha’s army, why do not you come down from the chariot of arrogance?

About the virtues of the reciting this sura e fil as it is mentioned in a hadis by imam Jafar e Sadiq alahis salam: anybody who recites the sura e fil in the compulsory namaz ( wajib)on the judgment day equal to the pebbles of the mountains and the plains give witness that he was among those who observed the namaz. The announcer proclaims: you expressed correctly about my honourable man. We will accept your witness for him. And give entrance to my honourable virtues man without taking any interpretation and account from him, he is the one whom I love him and his deeds.

It is evident that all these excessive virtues and rewards are for the person, who by reciting the ayaat of this sura must descend from the chariot of pride and arrogance and drive ahead to gain the divine pleasure.

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