Surah Anfal Benefits

Anfal is the plural of nafl and it means the spoils of war. The key thing about Surah Anfal ki fazilat is that the first verse of Surah Anfal has information about the answers of questions asked by Muslims about instructions regarding the spoils of war. Due to this reason, it is named as Surah Anfal. There are different Surah Anfal benefits.

Surah Anfal Benefits

Surah Anfal has 10 Rukus and 75 Ayahs. According to authoritative view, this Surah is Madani. Another view is that this Surah is Madani except to the seven verses that were revealed in Mecca. However, a key point about Surah Anfal ki fazilat is that, they start from Verse No 30. When talk about Surah Anfal benefits, the key theme is about the rules of booty, the detailed incident of the Battle of Badr and its wisdom are explained and the principles of war are taught to the Muslims. It is the 88th Surah as per the Tarteeb e Nuzool and the 8th Surah as per the Tarteeb e Tilawat. Below you can read some Surah Anfal benefits.

Surah Anfal Benefits

The importance of Surah Anfal benefits is visible from different narrations. According to Sahih Bukhari Hadith No 4644, narrated Sa`id bin Jubair: I asked Ibn `Abbas regarding Surat-al-Anfal. He said, it was revealed in connection with the Battle of Badr.

Sahih Bukhari Hadith No 4882 also highlights Surah Anfal benefits. Narrated Sa`id bin Jubair: I asked Ibn `Abbas about Surat Al-Tauba, and he said, Surat Al-Tauba? It is exposure (of all the evils of the infidels and the hypocrites). And it continued revealing (that the oft-repeated expression): '...and of them ...and of them.' till they started thinking that none would be left unmentioned therein. I said, What about) Surat Al-Anfal? He replied, Surat Al-Anfal was revealed in connection with the Badr Battle. I said, (What about) Surat Al-Hashr? He replied, It was revealed in connection with Bani an-Nadir.

Surah Anfal Ki Fazilat

The Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith No 786 signifies Surah Anfal ki fazilat. Narrated Uthman ibn Affan:: Yazid al-Farisi said: I heard Ibn Abbas say: I asked Uthman ibn Affan: What moved you to put the (Surah) al-Baraah which belongs to the mi'in (surahs) (containing one hundred verses) and the (Surah) al-Anfal which belongs to the mathani (Surahs) in the category of as-sab'u at-tiwal (the first long surah or chapters of the Quran), and you did not write In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful between them?

Uthman replied: When the verses of the Quran were revealed to the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), he called someone to write them down for him and said to him: Put this verse in the surah in which such and such has been mentioned; and when one or two verses were revealed, he used to say similarly (regarding them). (Surah) al-Anfal is the first surah that was revealed at Madina, and (Surah) al-Baraah was revealed last in the Quran, and its contents were similar to those of al-Anfal. I, therefore, thought that it was a part of al-Anfal. Hence I put them in the category of as-sab'u at-tiwal (the seven lengthy surahs), and I did not write In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful between them.

We can also analyze Surah Anfal benefits from Sahih Muslim Hadith No 7558. Sa'id b. Jubair reported about Surah Anfal ki fazilat that: I said to Ibn 'Abbas about Sura Tauba, whereupon he said: As for Sura Tauba, it is meant to humiliate (the non-believers and the hypocrites). There is constantly revealed in it (the pronoun) minhum (of them) and minhom (of them, i. e. such is the condition of some of them) till they (the Muslims) thought that none would be left unmentioned out of them who would not be blamed (for one fault or the other). I again said: What about Sura Anfal? He said: It pertains to the Battle of Badr. I again asked him about Sura al-Hashr. He said: It was revealed in connection with (the tribe) of Banu Nadir.

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