Day 15 – Sūrat al-Anfal, No.8 – Part 3

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

Part 3, Verses 61-75

General synopsis of contents                                                                          

  • Rules of peace and war (verses 61-64)
  • Small numbers against large numbers (65-66)
  • Captives and war booty (67-71)
  • The Migrants and the Helpers (verses 72-75)

Suggested verses for memorization in Arabic and English

  1. 8:62 – But if they desire to deceive you, Allah is indeed sufficient for you. It is He who strengthened you with His help and with the means of the faithful,
  2. 8:63- Had you spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah united them together. Indeed He is all-mighty, all-wise.

Activities for self-study

  1. Study verses 65-66. What are the numbers being discussed? What is the reason for the difference in the numbers mentioned in the two verses?
  2. Verse 70 tells the Prophet (s) to speak to the captives. For a discussion on the rights of prisoners in Islam see;


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