8 The Spoils of War
Al-Anfaal
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1/2 Hizb 18
Juz 9
The Spoils of War (Al-Anfaal)
75 verses, revealed in Medina after The Heifer (Al-Baqarah) before The Amramites (Al-Imraan)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ THEY ASK YOU of (benefits accruing as) spoils of war. Tell them: "The benefits belong to God and His Messenger." So fulfil your duty to God and keep peace among yourselves. Obey God and the Prophet, If you really believe. (1) Only they are true believers whose hearts fill up with awe when the name of God is mentioned; and their faith is further strengthened when His messages are read out to them; and those who place their trust in their Lord, (2) those who are constant in prayer and spend on others out of what We provide for them as sustenance: (3) Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord and forgiveness and noble provision. (4) Even as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from thy home with the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were averse (to it). (5) Knowing it well (that a fight in which they are to take part is about to take place), they act as though they are being driven to death which they can see before their very eyes. Despite their knowledge of the truth, they still argue with you. (6) And when God promised you one of the two parties should be yours, and you were wishing that the one not accoutred should be yours; but God was desiring to verify the truth by His words, and to cut off the unbelievers to the last remnant, (7) That He might justify Truth and prove Falsehood false, distasteful though it be to those in guilt. (8) When you sought aid from your Lord, so He answered you: I will assist you with a thousand of the angels following one another. (9) And Allah only gave it as a good news and that your hearts might be at ease thereby; and victory is only from Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise. (10)
8 The Spoils of War
Al-Anfaal
1 of 10
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1/2 Hizb 18
Juz 9