Last Updated on 11th December 2020
Allah the Exalted revealed a chapter in the Holy Quran which manifests the status and rank of the Messenger
of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The chapter which I refer to is:
اَلَمۡ تَرَ کَیۡفَ فَعَلَ رَبُّکَ بِاَصۡحٰبِ الۡفِیۡلِ
“Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the People of the Elephant?”
This chapter was revealed at a time when the Master of the Universe, peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him, was suffering with affliction and grief. Allah the Exalted gives the Holy Prophetsa comfort in this state and says: ‘I am your supporter and helper’.
This contains a magnificent prophecy that:
“Do you not see how your Lord dealt with the People of the Elephant?”
That is to say, Allah reversed their evil design upon them and struck them; He sent small and insignificant creatures to destroy them. These creatures carried no
guns, only mud.
The Arabic word sijjeel refers to clay. In this noble chapter of the Holy Quran, Allah the Exalted has declared the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, to be the Holy Ka‘bah, as it were.
Furthermore, by presenting the incident of the People of the Elephant, Allah the Almighty has foretold of the success, divine support and succour that the Holy Prophetsa would receive.
To further elaborate, in order to frustrate the methods and schemes employed by those who seek to ruin the work of the Holy Prophetsa, Allah the Exalted reverses the very designs and efforts of such people against themselves. No enormous means are required. Just as the People of the Elephant were destroyed by small birds, the prophecy just alluded to will continue to be fulfilled until the Day of Resurrection.
Whenever a “People of the Elephant” spawn, Allah
the Exalted will turn their schemes to dust in order to destroy them.
The fundamental aim of the Christian clergy is to attack Islam. Islam is the only weight on their chest; otherwise, they consider all the other faiths to be impotent.
Even when Hindus become Christian, it is against Islam that they write books. Ramchandra and Thakurdas have written books in refutation of Islam with all their effort.
The fact of the matter is that their conscience tells them that Islam is what will bring about their ruin. Naturally, one fears a thing from which they apprehend their own destruction. As soon as a chick sees a cat, it begins to chirp.
This is why the followers of various religions in general, and the Christian clergy in particular, are exerting their entire strength to repudiate Islam. For they are certain, and deep down inside their heart tells them, that Islam is the only religion that will crush all other false doctrines.
(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 1, pp. 179-180)