Surah Al-Fil

The 105th verse of the revered Quran is known as Surah Fil. The elephant is what the term “Fil” means. It is a makki surah because it was revealed in Mecca. It comprises 23 words and five verses. The Juza of the surah is thirty. The most significant event in the history of Islam occurred when Surah Feel was revealed.

The surah was revealed in Makkah. According to Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, those who recite this surah during their faraa’idh prayers will be transported to Jannah at Allah’s order, and the mountains will bear witness to their blessings on the Day of Judgment.

Surah Al-Fil In Arabic

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ
اَلَمْ تَرَ كَیْفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِاَصْحٰبِ الْفِیْلِؕ (۱) اَلَمْ یَجْعَلْ كَیْدَهُمْ فِیْ تَضْلِیْلٍۙ (۲) وَّاَرْسَلَ عَلَیْهِمْ طَیْرًا اَبَابِیْلَۙ (۳) تَرْمِیْهِمْ بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّنْ سِجِّیْلٍﭪ (۴) فَجَعَلَهُمْ كَعَصْفٍ مَّاْكُوْلٍ۠ (۵)

English Translation of Surah Al-Fil

The translation of each verse of surah fil is as follows:


  1. Muhammad SAW, have you not noticed how your Lord had taken grip over the companions of the Elephant?
  2. Did the Lord not change their plan and astray them?
  3. And Lord sent a heavy flock of birds on them,
  4. Hitting them with small stones of tough and hard clay.
  5. He then made them like an empty field of stalks and straw (of which the corn) had been eaten up.

Benefits of Surah Al-Fil

The person who recites the surah daily or in every fard prayer, surah Fil offers so many virtues and protects the reciter from harmful creatures. The following virtues of Surah Fil are as follows:

1. Protection from Enemies

Recitation of surah fil protects from any harm from the enemies and keeps you secure. The surah will also help you resolve any issue regarding your enemy or any challenge given by him.

2. Protection from Bad Ruler

Whoever wishes to eliminate fiendish dictators or evil rulers should recite surah Fil regularly or in every fard prayer and pray to Allah.

3. Destruction of the Enemy’s Weapon

If you wish to destroy the enemy’s weapon or want victory, recite this surah on your weapon and when it hits the enemy’s weapon, it will eradicate it.

4. Ease from Difficulty

If a person in a challenging position recounts and reads Surah Feel, his worries and difficulties would go. The recitation of Surah Fil would always put the reciter ahead of the competition.

5. Cure from Illness

Surah fil can also cure several illnesses, such as regular recitation of surah can cure diseases like Sugar and Blood pressure.

6. Protection from Earthquake

If a person recites Surah Fil in an area that is earthquake prone or during an earthquake, the person will be protected from drowning.

7. Cure of Poison

Suppose you suspect that the food is poisoned. Recite surah Fil and Surah Quraish once, and it will neutralize the poison of the food, and the food will also serve as a cure for your body’s illness.

Significance of Surah Fil

Every Surah of the Holy Quran conveys a particular message, and the significance of this message depends on the content’s interpretations, which provide Muslims with guidance and counsel that will improve their way of life and enlighten their spirits.

Surah Fil covey following messages:

  • Al fil is evidence that Allah would always guard His temple of worship (Kabba). Throughout history, Makka has served as the primary destination for hundreds of pilgrims who flock to this sacred Kabba worldwide.
  • Abraha harbored immense jealousy over Kabba, which led him to desire to demolish it so that people would no longer be able to visit it. Envy is a disease that will cause destruction. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) forbade envy, saying that it weakens the soul and ends the life of the envier.
  • Never undervalue the effectiveness of a dua (prayer). When Abd Al Muttalib, the grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), prayed to Allah that he and his people would not be able to stand up to the oppressor Abraha and his army, Allah answered him and slew all of them, saving the Makkan populace and his holy site.

Hadith Related To Surah Fil

Al-Albani (R.A) stated:

“Whoever recites Surah Ash-Sharh (94) and Surah Al-Feel (105) in the Fajr prayer, he will never become blind.” (Al Da’eefa 67)

Imam Sadiq (A.S) is quoted as saying:

‘He who recites surah al-Fil in his obligatory prayers, on Qiyamah, the creatures of the universe testify that he was among those who prayed; then a voice is heard saying that I approve your claim, hence have my servant enter heaven without reckoning. He is among those whom God loves him and his acts.

It has been recorded in Al-Bukhari and Muslim that on the Day of Fat-h Makkah (The Opening of Makkah), the Messenger of Allah said:

“Verily, Allah restrained the Elephant from Makkah, and He has given His Messenger and the believers authority over it. Indeed, its [Makkah’s] sacredness has returned just as it was sacred yesterday. So, let those who are present inform those who are absent.”

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