(8) Al-Anfal

With the name of Allah, the Impartial, the Compassionate.

(8) Al-Anfal

This Surath is revealed on Hijra 2nd year at Medina on account of Battle of Bad’r. It contains 75 verses. One can increase his/her belief by testifying and propagating Adhikr—the Best Interpretation of Lord’s Book. The aim of life is to prepare Paradise here in the 4th phase of life by utilizing all bounties bestowed by Lord under the Light of Adhikr which is the Best Bounty. The believer will transform his Jinn-soulmate into a believer with Adhikr and will keep Lord Allah in between his heart and soul. He will always be in the remembrance of the Lord so that he will not be affected by any distress. The believer is commanded not to be proud without having the Truth—Adhikr.

This Surath teaches that the booty of war belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and so a believer shouldn’t consider it as his own. But he can accept a deserved share of the booty. The share of booty in the cause of Lord and for helping the indigents should be distributed without any hesitation. This Surah describes the rules and regulations of war and the treaty. It also teaches how to behave with the hypocrites, their Mushrik followers, Jews and captives of war.