Day 14 – Sūrat al-Anfal, No.8 – Part 2

Sūrat al-Anfal, No.8. Revealed in Madinah, 75 verses.  

Part 2, Verses 30–60.

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Fighting the disbelievers (verses 30-40)
  • The battle of Badr (verses 41-49)
  • Fate of those who reject faith (verses 50-55)
  • Rules of war (verses 56-60)


Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 8:45- O you who believe! when you meet a party (against you), then be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.
  2. 8:46 – And obey Allah and His Apostle, and do not dispute, or you will lose heart and your power will be gone. And be patient; Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
  3. 8:59 Let the disbelievers not suppose that they have outmanoeuvred [Allah]. Indeed, they cannot frustrate [His power]. 

Activities for self-study

  1. Verse 41 talks about the obligation of Khums. For an explanation of the ruling of khums in this verse check:
  2. Reflect on verse 53. What is required for blessings to be continuous? Read for an explanation of this verse.


Āyatullāh Nāsir Makārim Shirazi (Ed.) Tafsir Namūne;; Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’an With a Phrase-by-Phrase English.