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Chapter 105 – Al Fil (The Elephant)










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28 responses

  1. Farah

    Fantastic work! The background information really made the surah and the verses come alive.

    I thought Abraha was from Africa?

    December 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

    • Thank you Farah. Abraha was at first a general and representative of the Ethiopian (Abyssinian) army that took control of Yemen and ruled that part of Arabia on behalf of the Emperor. Later he became too powerful and titled himself King of Yemen. Some of the tafsirs mention that the Emperor of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) at that time was Negus. The Abyssinians were Christians.

      December 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

  2. Excellent! This is my favourite on this blog. You have told the whole tale very well and I loved the toys and photography!

    December 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

    • Thank you Achelois. I have decided to include as much of the backstory and context as possible from all works from now onwards, on this blog.

      December 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

  3. If ever there was a building perfect for Lego, the Kaaba is it. Nice work and great photography too, this is fun to read ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    • Yup, the Kaaba is a very simple build for Lego! ๐Ÿ™‚

      December 16, 2010 at 12:56 am

  4. UmmLayla

    Amazing work Mashallah! My Saturday School lesson has become really easy and interesting now Alhumdulillah ๐Ÿ™‚ the kids like it because of the lego! Keep the awesomeness coming!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    • Thank you! Please give my regards to the kids, and let me know of any Surahs/ayas/depictions they would like to see (or any suggestions in general).

      February 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

  5. I love your work! MashaAllah!!
    May Allah reward you good.

    April 13, 2011 at 12:23 am

    • Thank you Ria, and ameen to your dua.

      April 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

  6. Umm Thabit

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Masha’Allah this is just wonderful. My children love legos and so this really catches their interest.

    Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your efforts.

    May 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    • Thank you Umm Thabit and welcome to the blog.

      May 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

  7. MashAllah! Absolutely amazing! Yourยดre an artist. Is it okay if I translate your pictures and put them on my blog?

    May 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    • Zeynab, welcome to my blog. At this moment since I am trying to get a book published I am sorry I can’t give permissions to have my work translated or posted elsewhere, as it’s about protecting my rights and intellectual property and so on. You can share the link to my blog! And there is also a facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/readwithmeaning I would love to have readers submit their own Lego/toy creations there!

      May 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

      • Good luck with your book, youยดll inshAllah be very successful! Thank you for having this blog, its amazing!

        May 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      • Thank you for understanding.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  8. Salam aleykom!

    Very Nice machaallah! Jazakillah!
    A french translation inchaallah? ๐Ÿ˜€

    August 15, 2011 at 7:02 am

    • Wasa, Bitter El Zed. A French version, why not? Inshallah, let’s see!

      August 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

      • Medina

        what was the main message in the story

        March 19, 2016 at 11:12 pm

  9. mohammad bob

    this is very good how do you share it on facebook?

    February 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

  10. fatima

    mashallah, exellent work

    March 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  11. samra

    saleeban likes it

    March 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  12. sarah

    Very nice! My son is memorizing this surah in Sunday school – and I can’t wait to see his reaction to this ‘lego tafsir’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  13. Zain and Eshal

    These Lego Quran Surah stories are always are Brilliant
    7:25
    April 5th 2013
    Names:Zain + Eshal
    Ages:8 + 7

    April 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

  14. Assalamo Alaikum
    Very good work for conveying story to Childerns….
    May Allah bless all Muslims….Ameen
    (Understanding Quran-II Paper 27/1/2015)

    January 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

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  16. samreen

    Good effort……..

    January 10, 2016 at 7:08 am

  17. Medina

    I learnt a lot from it

    March 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm

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