Jul 172017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 20-37. These verses assert the importance of common sense in determining one’s faith – those do not use their common sense will not see Allah. It counsels the believers to guard themselves against temptation and be God-fearing in order to be granted the wisdom to judge between right and wrong. Lastly, the lawful guardians of the Ka’bah are those who fear God.

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Jul 162017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 8 Al-Anfâl, verses 1-19. These verses discuss the Battle of Badr and the spoils that went with it.

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Dec 172016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection concludes Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 65-75. These verses deal with the treatment of prisoners of war, the duties and obligations of Muslim government and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries.

Tafseer for this selection further elaborates on the Qur’anic points regarding prisoners of war and general conduct in war or struggle.

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Dec 162016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary

Today’s selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 49-64. These verses talk of the victory of the believers and the painful death of the unbelievers. It further talks of God’s blessings, honoring treaties of war, remaining prepared for war and making peace if the enemy is inclined towards peace.

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Dec 152016
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

Today’s selection is from Surah 8, Al-Anfâl or the Spoils of War, verses 38-48. These verses declare that unbelievers who embrace Islam will have their past forgiven. Next, the Qur’an delineates rules about the distribution of the spoils of war and lastly, an order from Allah to remain firm during combat against the enemy.

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