أَلَمۡ تَرَ كَيۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّكَ بِأَصۡحَٰبِ ٱلۡفِيلِ
1- i.e., the army under the command of Abrahah al-Ashram which was accompanied by a huge elephant and came with the intention of destroying the KaÔbah at Makkah.
أَلَمۡ يَجۡعَلۡ كَيۡدَهُمۡ فِي تَضۡلِيلٖ
1- Causing them to perish.
وَأَرۡسَلَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ طَيۡرًا أَبَابِيلَ
تَرۡمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٖ مِّن سِجِّيلٖ
فَجَعَلَهُمۡ كَعَصۡفٖ مَّأۡكُولِۭ
1- i.e., husks which have been chewed by cattle. This event took place in the year of the Prophet's birth.