008 - Soorah al-Anfaal - (The Spoils of War) - [Madanee]

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[008:034] And why should not Allâh punish them while they hinder (men) from Al-Masjid Al-Harâm, and they are not its guardians? None can be its guardians except Al-Muttaqűn (the pious. See V.2:2), but most of them know not.

 

[008:035] Their Salât (prayer) at the House (of Allâh, i.e. the Ka'bah at Makkah) was nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. Therefore taste the punishment because you used to disbelieve.

 

[008:036] Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the path of Allâh, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered to Hell.

 

[008:037] In order that Allâh may distinguish the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) from the good (believers of Islâmic Monotheism and doers of righteous deeds), and put the wicked (disbelievers, polytheists and doers of evil deeds) one over another, heap them together and cast them into Hell. Those! it is they who are the losers.

 

[008:038] Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief), their past will be forgiven. But if they return (thereto), then the examples of those (punished) before them have already preceded (as a warning).

 

[008:039] And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism, i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh), and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.

 

[008:040] And if they turn away, then know that Allâh is your Maulâ (Patron, Lord, Protector and Supporter) – (what) an Excellent Maulâ, and (what) an Excellent Helper!

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(V.8:27) See the footnote (A) of (V.3:164).

 

(V.8:39) It is mentioned by some of the Islâmic religious scholars that, that will be at the time when 'Isâ (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), will descend on the earth, and he will not accept any other religion except Islâm -- the true religion of Allâh [Subhânahu wa Ta'âla] Islâmic Monotheism.

 

(V.8:39)

A) See the footnote of (V.2:193).

B) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: Allâh's Messenger [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "By Him (Allâh) in Whose Hand my soul is, surely, the son of Maryam (Mary) ['Isâ (Jesus)] will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims), and will judge mankind justly by the Law of the Qur'ân (as a just ruler), and will break the Cross and kill the pigs and abolish the Jizyah [a tax taken from the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) who are under the protection of a Muslim government. This Jizyah tax will not be accepted by 'Isâ (Jesus) ['alayhis-salâm] and all mankind will be required to embrace Islâm with no other alternative]. Then there will be abundance of money and nobody will accept charitable gifts." (See Fath Al-Bari for details).

[Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 3/2222 (O.P.425)]

 

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