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Ababil (religious)

Ababil (Islam) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ababil (Arabic: أبابيل, romanized: abābīl) means a "Flock of Birds". It refers to the miraculous birds in Islamic belief mentioned in Surah Al-Fil of the Quran that protected the Kaaba in Mecca from the Aksumite elephant army of Abraha, then self-styled governor of Himyar, by dropping small clay stones on them as they approached.[1] In the translation of sahih international, the phrase "tayran abābīl(a)"(طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ) is translated as "Birds in flocks" that is mentioned in the verse 105:3.

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Ababil (religious)
Part of Islam
Usually Ababils are found in Africa
Pied-winged Ababil (Wire-tailed swallow)

The event is said to have occurred in 570, the year that the Islamic prophet Muhammad was born.[2]