Miraculous Happenings in the Year of the Elephant
Mehdad Maryam Sinclair
In this retelling of the story of Abrahah, the greedy and power-hungry vice-regent sets out to destroy the Ka'ba, the House of Allah, in Makka, so that his own cathedral in Yemen becomes a center of pilgrimage. However, with Allah's might, his mission did not succeed despite a strong army and a powerful elephant. This resulted in the year being known as The Year of the Elephant, the year of the noble birth of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.