Abraha al-Ashram

Islamic tradition credits Abraha al-Ashram with a military expedition against the Quraysh of Mecca in an invasion of Hejaz in 570, known as the Year of the Elephant. The tafsir (exegesis) of the surat al-Fil states that he perished.


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circa 570 CE

An imagined illustration of Abraha, marching towards Mecca for the destruction of Kaba

circa 570 CE

Wadi-i Muhassar, the stage of destruction, where Abraha's army was decimated by Ababīl birds

circa 570 CE

An imaginary picture of the invasion, retreating army of Abraha

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