Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A short view of this Chapter – 2

Lesson # 1032 from Noble Quran

A short view of this Chapter – 2

Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)

Stage – 2, Verse – 75 of 75, Section – 10 of 10 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


If we see the narration from this point of view, it appears that this religion is natural, because such person, who is not usurped by external influences, chooses it automatically. Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) went on this Path Himself. The Revelation of Holy Qur’an verified and authenticated it, and saved it in words and composition for ever. Those people who do not consider the Hadith necessary, which describes about the Practice of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) only, they should meditate that Holy Qur’an has not created any religion. It says about those matters as correct; which were in the practice of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), and produces Rules and Regulations of His organization. Therefore, at first we should save the established Practice of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), and that is only His (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) Sayings (Hadith). And that can be saved and kept in its original form only through practice by the people of all times regularly. Accordingly, by the Grace of God Almighty, that is safe with both methods. The source of knowing about its correctness is Holy Qur’an. And during every era, it has been renewed and corrected in the light of Holy Qur’an and this practice will be continued. Holy Qur’an does not produce any new thing. It supports and manages the same religion, which is adopted by a perfect mankind Himself.


The people of Makkah believed that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was a perfect mankind, but when Holy Qur’an said: Obey and submit that perfect mankind, then it was very troublesome for them. Their vision was not so broad that they would have chosen the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) as their chieftain and obtained the pride of being a Guide of human beings.


Messenger of God Almighty said to them: Let Me preach for this Religion independently, whether you accept it or otherwise. But whosoever desires to accept it, let him do so. They did not agree even to this. At last, it became necessary to separate the both groups – the title of Believer was given to that individual who accepted the invitation of this religion, whereas that person was named “Disbeliever/Infidel” who did not accept. So, in this manner, two big groups came into existence for ever.  

Then Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) immigrated to Madinah, and those Muslims who got this opportunity they reached there also with Him. In the second year of immigration, the Battle of Badr was fought; the necessity of compiling the Rules and Regulations regarding war was felt. If the people of Makkah had been straight; then there was no need of it. At that time, this Chapter of Holy Qur’an was revealed. The Battle of Badr was named as Furqaan (the Battle, which distinguished and separated the Truth from the falsehood); and it was told that due to stubbornness of the people of Makkah, the people have been divided today in two main communities i.e. Believers and Disbelievers. Which group is before you, that is united upon enmity with you and they think that they are organized. Opposite to them, you should be organized too. If they rejected the freedom of the religion, then, it is as they established the root of persecution and disturbance in the world. You should organize yourselves for disjoining the root of mischief, confusion and corruption.


Subject method has been described in this Surah in detail. According to this organization, a primary society was established in Madinah and that society began its work with effect from the Battle of Badr. And consequently, they conquered Makkah slowly and gradually.


It is obvious from the method of revealing the Holy Qur’an that Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His Companion Muslims (may Allah be pleased with Them) used to organize a way of practice according to the occasion on the foundation of human nature. Then they used to wait for confirmation by the Revelation from God Almighty or Command of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). After confirmation, they used to begin their work. The confirmation was often according to the opinion of the Chieftain of the Messengers (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), His sincere and faithful Companions (may Allah be pleased with Them). Or it was corrected by amendment and cancellation.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)