الآية رقم (4) - تَرْمِيهِم بِحِجَارَةٍ مِّن سِجِّيلٍ

(4) - Striking them with stones of hard clay, (4)

This event was documented in history and all agreed it is true. It took place in the year when the Prophet Muhammad (saws) was born and it was called the year of the elephant. Forty years later, the Prophet (saws) became a prophet. Some of the people of Makkah were about fifty or sixty years old so they did witnessed this event by their eyes, thus, they could not accuse the Prophet (saws) of being a liar because they knew well what did these words mean and what they refer to.