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سورة الأنفال

8. Al-Anfal

Spoils of war, booty

Total verses: 75
Revealed in: Medina

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that answers the question that the believers put to the Prophet regarding how God and His Messenger would have them distribute The spoils, after the believers had differed among themselves about its disbursement. It takes its name from the term "spoils" (al-anfāl) mentioned in verse 1. The main part of this surah is a comment on the Battle of Badr (year 2/624), the first fought between the Muslims and their Meccan opponents. The Muslims, some of whom were at first reluctant to fight, won in spite of being vastly outnumbered, and began to question the distribution of the gains (spoils of war). The surah reminds them that it was God who brought about the victory. verse 41 shows how the gains were to be distributed. It advises Muslims and comments on the role of the hypocrites and on those who always break their treaties (verse 56), ending with a statement about loyalties and alliances.
The surah is also known as Battle Gains, Booty, The Spoils of War.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.
AL-ANFAAL [001 TO 040]

AL-ANFAAL [041 TO End]

الْآنَ خَفَّفَ اللَّهُ عَنْكُمْ وَعَلِمَ أَنَّ فِيكُمْ ضَعْفًا ۚ فَإِنْ يَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ مِائَةٌ صَابِرَةٌ يَغْلِبُوا مِائَتَيْنِ ۚ وَإِنْ يَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أَلْفٌ يَغْلِبُوا أَلْفَيْنِ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ ﴿٦٦﴾
٦٦ - اب خدا نے تم پر سے بوجھ ہلکا کر دیا اور معلوم کرلیا کہ (ابھی) تم میں کسی قدر کمزوری ہے۔ پس اگر تم میں ایک سو ثابت قدم رہنے والے ہوں گے تو دو سو پر غالب رہیں گے۔ اور اگر ایک ہزار ہوں گے تو خدا کے حکم سے دو ہزار پر غالب رہیں گے۔ اور خدا ثابت قدم رہنے والوں کا مدد گار ہے .
[8:66] Now, Allah has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast.
[Transliteration] Al'aana khaffafal laahu 'ankum wa 'alima anna feekum da'faa, fa-iny yakum minkum mi'atun saabiratuny yaghliboo mi'atayn, wa iny-yakum minkum alfuny yaghlibooo alfaini bi iznil laah, wallaahu ma'as saabireen
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