The Spoils of War
Surah
Al-Anfal
08
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They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the spoils of war. Say, “Their distribution is decided by Allah and His Messenger. So be mindful of Allah, settle your affairs, and obey Allah and His Messenger if you are ˹true˺ believers.”

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They ask you, [O Muḥammad], about the bounties [of war]. Say, "The [decision concerning] bounties is for Allah and the Messenger." So fear Allah and amend that which is between you and obey Allah and His Messenger, if you should be believers.

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The ˹true˺ believers are only those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of Allah, whose faith increases when His revelations are recited to them, and who put their trust in their Lord.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely -

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˹They are˺ those who establish prayer and donate from what We have provided for them.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.

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It is they who are the true believers. They will have elevated ranks, forgiveness, and an honourable provision from their Lord.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord and forgiveness and noble provision.

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Similarly, when your Lord brought you ˹O Prophet˺ out of your home for a just cause, a group of believers was totally against it.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[It1 is] just as when your Lord brought you out of your home [for the battle of Badr] in truth, while indeed, a party among the believers were unwilling,

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They disputed with you about the truth after it had been made clear, as if they were being driven to death with their eyes wide open.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Arguing with you concerning the truth after it had become clear, as if they were being driven toward death while they were looking on.

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˹Remember, O  believers,˺ when Allah promised ˹to give˺ you the upper hand over either target, you wished to capture the unarmed party.1 But it was Allah’s Will to establish the truth by His Words and uproot the disbelievers;

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Remember, O believers], when Allah promised you one of the two groups1 - that it would be yours - and you wished that the unarmed one would be yours. But Allah intended to establish the truth by His words and to eliminate the disbelievers

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to firmly establish the truth and wipe out falsehood—even to the dismay of the wicked.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

That He should establish the truth and abolish falsehood, even if the criminals disliked it.

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˹Remember˺ when you cried out to your Lord for help, He answered, “I will reinforce you with a thousand angels—followed by many others.”1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Remember] when you were asking help of your Lord, and He answered you, "Indeed, I will reinforce you with a thousand from the angels, following one another."

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And Allah made this a sign of victory and reassurance to your hearts. Victory comes only from Allah. Surely Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And Allah made it not but good tidings and so that your hearts would be assured thereby. And victory is not but from Allah. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

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