105 - Al-Fil
"Audhu billahi minash shaytanirrajeem"
Bismi Llaahi l-raḥmaani l-raḥeem
Alam tara kayfa faAAala rabbuka biashabi alfeeli;
Did you not see how your Rabb dealt with the people of the elephant?
Alam yajAAal kaydahum fee tadleelin;
Did He not make their plan worthless?
Waarsala AAalayhim tayran ababeela;
And disclosed upon them the birds in flocks (the Common Swift),
Tarmeehim bihijaratin min sijjeelin;
Who threw upon them stones of hard clay,
FajaAAalahum kaAAasfin makoolin;
Until they became like eaten straw.
I seek refuge in the protective forces of the Names of Allah comprising my Essence from impulses generated by the accursed and rejected (rajim) Satan, which, as a result of preconditioning, causes our sense of illusion to perceive the existent as non-existent and the non-existent as existent, thereby making man believe he is an independent being and body outside the Names of Allah, directing man to the idea of an external deity-God in the heavens.
By the one who is denoted by the name Allah (who created my being with His Names in accord with the meaning of the letter ‘B’), the Rahman, the Rahim.