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سورة الأنفال

8. Al-Anfal

Spoils of war, booty


Total verses: 75
Revealed in: Medina

Translations:
- 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.


Reciters:
- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
Arabic only:

With English translation:

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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]


مَا كَانَ لِنَبِيٍّ أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُ أَسْرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ يُثْخِنَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ تُرِيدُونَ عَرَضَ الدُّنْيَا وَاللَّهُ يُرِيدُ الْآخِرَةَ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ ﴿٦٧﴾
٦٧ - پیغمبر کو شایان نہیں کہ اس کے قبضے میں قیدی رہیں جب تک (کافروں کو قتل کر کے) زمین میں کثرت سے خون (نہ) بہا دے۔ تم لوگ دنیا کے مال کے طالب ہو۔ اور خدا آخرت (کی بھلائی) چاہتا ہے۔ اور خدا غالب حکمت والا ہے .
[8:67] It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah 's enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.
[Transliteration] Maa kaana li Nabiyyin ai yakoona lahooo asraa hatta yuskhina fil ard, tureedoona aradad dunyaa wallaahu yureedul Aakhirah, wallaahu 'Azeezun Hakeem
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