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Separa 09: Qalal Mala

Surah Al Araf (88-206)
Surah Al Anfal (01-40) 


Surah Al Araf


> ” The chiefs of those who were arrogant amongst his people said: Certainly we will turn you out, O Shuayb, and those who believe with you, from our town, unless you come back to our faith. He said: What! Even though we detest it”? (88)

> ” Indeed we shall be forging a lie against Allah if we return to your faith after Allah has delivered us from it. It is not for us to return to it, save that Allah, our Lord (so) wills. Our Lord comprehends everything (and everything) is in His knowledge. On Allah do we rely. Our Lord! Decide between us and between our people with truth: You are the best of the deciders”: (89)

> ” And the chiefs of those who disbelieved amongst his people said: (Beware) if you follow Shuayb, certainly you shall be the losers”: (90) 

> ” Then an earthquake seized them; so that they lay overturned on the ground (dead) in their dwellings”: (91)

> ” Those who belied Shuayb became as though they had never dwelt therein. Those who belied Shuayb (it is) they (who) became the losers”: 92)

> ” So he turned away from them and said: O people! Indeed I delivered to you the message of my Lord, and admonished you, so how can I grieve for a disbelieving people”: (93)

Flag 1: Rebellious (Madyan Residents) destroyed by an earthquake: (Araf-7: 85-93)

> ” We sent no prophet unto any town but We seized its people with distress and adversity that haply they might humble themselves”: (94)

> ” Then We changed their evil (plight) for good till they grew and multiplied, and they said: Indeed adversity and happiness (also) touched our fathers. Then We seized them suddenly, while they were not aware”: (95)

Flag 2: Learn from the history: Cycles of Distress to Satisfaction & Happiness leading to Arrogance Giving Way to Denials & the Resulting Catastrophe: (Araf-7: 94 & 95)

> ” And if the people of the towns had believed and safeguarded themselves (against evil) We would have opened for them blessings from the heavens and from earth: but they belied, so We seized them for what they used to earn”: (96)

Flag 3: Avoiding Evil (Taqwa): Assured Way to be recipients of Allah’s Blessings & enjoy Security: (Araf-7: 96)

> ” Are the people of towns then secure from the coming of our wrath upon them by night while they are asleep”?(97)

> ” Or, are the people of the towns secure from our wrath coming upon them in the day time while they are disporting”? (98)

> ” Are then they secure against the plan of Allah? But none feels secure from the plan of Allah except the people (who are) losers”: (99)

Flag 4: Does contemporary society hold an immunity against Allah’s wrath? Any basis or reasoning to feel secured? (Ara-7: 97-99)

> ” Is it not a guiding (lesson) to those who inherit the earth from the (earlier) inhabitants that, if We please, We would afflict them too for their sins, and put seals on their hearts that they would not be able to hear (voice of truth)”? (100)

> ” These are the towns the events of which We relate to you. Indeed their messengers came to them with clear evidence (miracles), but they did not believe what they once belied. Thus Allah seals the hearts of the infidels”: (101)

Flag 5: Is it not an Open Question and a Guiding lesson for the Mankind? (Araf-7: 100 & 101) 

> ” We found no (faithfulness to any) covenant in most of them; and most of them We found disobedient”: (102)

Flag 6: Own Covenants & Discard Disobedience: (Araf-7: 102)


(i) Denial of covenant to Allah concerning Ghadir Khum needs to be looked in the light of the above.

> ” Then, after them, We raised up Musa with Our signs (and sent) to Firawn and his chiefs, but they treated them high-handedly. See then what was the end of mischief-makers”! (103)

> ” And Musa said: O Firawn! Verily I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds”: (104)

> ” (it is ) incumbent upon me that I do not say anything about Allah save the truth; Indeed I have come to you with clear signs (miracles) from your Lord, so let the children of Israil go with me”: (105)

> ” (Firawn) said: If you have come with a sign then show it forth if you are of those who speak truth”: (106)

> ” Then (Musa) threw down his staff, and lo! it was a live serpentine (clearly seen by all)”: (107)

> ” Then (Musa) drew forth his hand and lo! it was white (shining bright) to beholders”: (108)

> ” The chiefs of Firawn’s people said: Verily, this (man) is a clever enchanter”: (109)

> ” He intends to turn you out from your land. So what is it you advise”? (110)

> ” They said: Put him off (awhile), he and his brother, and send out summoners to the cities”: (111)

> ” To bring all the shrewd enchanters to you”: (112)

> ” And the enchanters came to Firawn and said: Verily there must be a reward for us if we win”? (113)

> ” Firawn said: Yes, verily you shall be of those brought nearest (to me)”: (114)

> ” (The enchanters) said: O Musa ! Will you cast (your staff first) or shall we cast ours first”? (115)

> ” (Musa said) you cast it first. So when they cast their spell, they bewitched the eyes of the people and terrified them, and they produced a great enchantment”: (116)

> ” And We revealed to Musa saying: Cast down your staff. Then lo! It swallowed up (one after another) that which they had conjured”: (117)

> ” Thus the truth was established, and what they were doing was made vain”: (118) 

> ” So there and then (Fiarawn and his enchanters) were defeated and made to look small, humiliated”: (119)

Flag 7: Firawn’s Enchanters Humbled: (Araf-7: 103-119)

> ” And the enchanters fell down on the ground to prostrate themselves in adoration”: (120)

> ” They said: we believe in the Lord of the worlds: (121)

> “The Lord of Musa and Harun”: (122)

Flag 8: Enchanters fell down in prostration to the Lord Almighty and became Believers: (Araf-7:120-122)

> ” Firawn said: (Do) you believe in him before I give you permission? Verily, this is a plot which you have plotted in the city to turn out its people from the land, but you shall soon come to know (the consequences)”: (123)

> ” Surely I will cut off your hands and your feet from the opposite sides, then I will crucify you all together”: (124)

> ” They said verily we have to return to our Lord”: (125)

> ” But you do wreak your vengeance on us because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they come to us! O our Lord, pour out on us patience and cause us to die as those who submit to You”: (126)

Flag 9: Total faith in Allah and no fear for True Believers: (Araf-7:123-126)

> ” And the chiefs of the people of Firawn said: Will you leave Musa and his people to make mischief in the earth and to desert you and your gods? Firawn said: Soon We will slay their sons and let their women live. Surely we have hold over them”: (127)

> ” Musa said to his people: Seek the help of Allah and be firm. Verily the earth belongs to Allah. He gives it to inheritance to whom He pleases among His servants. And the (good) end is for those who safeguard themselves (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws”: (128)

> ” They said: We have been persecuted before you came to us and since you have come to us: (Musa) said: It may well be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you inherit in the earth so that He may see how you act”: (129)

Flag 10: Musa’s advice to his people: (Araf-7: 127-129)

> ” Indeed We seized the people of Firawn with famine and dearth of fruits, that haply they might take heed”: (130)

> But whenever good came to them, they said: This is due to us: and whenever evil smote them they ascribed it to evil augury of Musa and those with him. Behold, verily their evil augury was only with Allah; but most of them do not know”: (131)

> “And they said: Whatever the sign you may bring to enchant us, we will not believe in you”: (132) 

> ” So we sent upon them: flood, and locust, and lice, and frogs, and blood, several clear signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were guilty people”: (133)

> ” Every time punishment fell on them they said: O Musa pray for us to your Lord because He has a covenant with you. If you remove the torment from us, surely we will believe in you and surely we will send with you the children of Israil”: (134)

> ” But every time We removed the torment from them, till a fixed term which they were to reach, lo! they broke their promise”: (135)

> ” So We inflicted retribution on them, and drowned them in the sea, because they belied our signs, and were heedless of them”: (136)

Flag 11: Chastisement of Firawn and his people: (Araf-7: 130-136):

> ” And We made the people, who were (considered) weak, inheritors of the land to the east and west which we had blessed. And the good word of your Lord to the Children of Israil was fulfilled, because of their endurance; and We destroyed that which Firawn and his people had wrought, and that which they had raised”: (137)

> ” And We brought the children of Israil across the sea (with safety), then they came to people who were devoted to the worship of their own idols. They (the children of Israil) said: O Musa, make for us a god like the gods they have. He said: Verily you are a people given to ignorance”: (138)

> ” As to these people, surely on account of what they are in, they shall be destroyed, and vain is what they do”: (139)

> ” He said: Shall I seek for you a god other than (the true) Allah, when He has exalted you over (the people of the) worlds”? (140)

> ” And (remember) when We rescued you from the people of Firawn who afflicted you with grievous torment, slaying your sons and sparing your women, and in this was a great trial from your Lord”: (141)

Flag 12: Ever Thankless Children of Israil: (Araf-7: 137-141)

> ” And We made an appointment of thirty nights with Musa, and We completed them with ten (more); so the term of his Lord was completed in forty nights. Musa said to his brother Harun: Take my place among my people, act rightly, and do not follow the path of mischief-makers”: (142)

> ” And when Musa came to our appointment, and his Lord spoke to him, he said: My Lord! Show (Yourself) to me that I may look at You. Allah said: You can not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it remains firm in its place, then you may see Me. But when his Lord manifested His glory to the mountain, it crumbled to a heap of dust, and Musa fell down unconscious, and when he recovered, he said: Glory be to You, I turn to you repentant, and I am first of the believers”: (143) 

> ” He said: O Musa! Verily I have chosen you above all people with my message and with my words (speech); take then what (I) give you and be of the thankful”: (144)

> ” And We wrote for him in the tablets instructions of all kinds and explanations of all things, (and said): Hold these with firmness and command your people to carry out the best thereof. Soon I will show you the abode of the wicked”: (145)

Flag 13: Musa gets Commandments: (Araf-7: 142-145)

> ” I shall turn away from signs those who act unjustly with arrogance in the earth; and (even) if they see all the signs they will not believe in them, and (even) if they see the right path they will not adopt it as (their) path; and if they see the way of error, they will adopt it as (the right) path. This is so because they belied Our signs and were heedless of them”: (146)

” Vain shall be the deeds of those who belie Our signs and meeting of the hereafter. Shall they ever be rewarded of anything but what they did”? (147)

Flag 14: Know those & their deeds that shall never be rewarded? (Araf-7: 146-147)

> The people of Musa after him, (in his absence), prepared the image of a calf from their ornaments; a body which seemed to give a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to any way? They adopted it (for worship) and they were unjust”: (148)

> ” And when they repented and saw that they had gone astray, they said: If our Lord have not mercy on us and forgive us, surely we shall be of the losers”: (149)

> ” When Musa returned to his people, angry and grieved, he said: Evil is the way you have neglected me in my absence. Did you make haste for the command of your Lord’? And he threw down the tablets, and seized his brother by the head, dragging him towards (him). (Harun) said: O son of my mother, verily the people reckoned me weak and almost killed me, so do not let (my) enemies rejoice at my plight, and do not count me among the unjust people”: (150)

> ” (Musa) said: My Lord! forgive me and my brother and admit us to your mercy, and You are the most merciful of the merciful”: (151)

> ” Verily (as to) those who adopted the calf (as a god), wrath from their Lord shall soon catch them; and (there will be) disgrace (for them) in the life of the world.Thus do We requite those who forge lies”: (152)

> ” But (as to ) those who do evil deeds, then they repent after that, and believe, verily, your Lord, after that, is certainly forgiving merciful”: (153)

> ” When Musa’s anger was appeased, he took up the tablets; in the writing thereon was guidance and mercy for those who fear their Lord”: (154)

Flag 15: Calf (Baqarah) Worship and other continued disobedience by the children of Israil: (Araf-7:148-154) 

> ” And Musa chose seventy men of his people for Our appointment, then when a tremor seized them, he prayed: My Lord! Had You pleased, You could have destroyed them and me before this. Will You destroy us of what the foolish among us have done? It is nothing but Your trial; You cause to stray whomsoever You will, and guide whosoever You please; You are our guardian, so forgive us and have mercy on us, and You are the best of forgivers”: (155)

Flag 16: Those who wanted to see Allah Face to Face and the Consequences: (Araf-7: 155)

> ” And ordain on us good in the world and in the hereafter. Verily we turn to You alone. Allah said: (As to) My chastisement, I will afflict with it whomsoever I will, and (as to) My mercy, it embraces everything. Therefore soon I will ordain it (particularly) for those who safeguard themselves (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws, and pay zakat, and those who believe in our signs”: (156)

Flag 17: Musa’s submission & receiving requirements for embracing Allah’s Mercy: (Araf-7: 156)

> ” (And) those who follow the messenger, the prophet, the ummi, whom they find mentioned in the Tawrat and the Injil; he commands them to do that which is good, and he prevents them from evil, and he makes lawful for them all good things, and he prohibits for them only the foul (unclean things), and he relieves them of their burdens, and the yokes that lie upon them, so those who believe in him and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, are those who achieve success”: (157)

Flag 18: The Light sent with the holy Prophet: (Araf-7: 157)


(i) The light refers to the thoroughly purified (Ahzab-33: 33)

> ” Say (O Muhammad): O people, verily I am the messenger of Allah to you all – of Him to whom belongs kingdom of the heavens and the earth. No god is there but He. It is He who gives life and death, so believe in Allah and His messenger, the prophet, the ummi, who believe in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may haply be guided aright”: (158)

> ” And of Musa’s people there is a party who guide (people) with the truth, and thereby do justice”: (159)

> ” And We divided them into twelve tribes (or nations); and We revealed to Musa, when his people asked him for water: Strike the rock with your staff. So twelve springs of water gushed forth therefrom: each tribe knew their drinking place. And We caused the clouds to spread shade over them, and We sent down for them manna and quails (saying): Eat of the good things We have provided for you. And (by disobeying) they did not harm Us, but they were doing injustice to their own souls”: (160)

Flag 19: Children of Israil’s Twelve Tribes: (Araf-7: 160)

> ” And when it was said to them: Dwell in this town and eat therefrom as you wish, and say: ‘Remit our sins’ and enter the gate prostrate; We will forgive your sins ; and soon We will add more to to those who do good (to others)”: (161)

> ” But those of them who were unjust changed the word which had been spoken to them for another, whereupon We sent upon them a scourge from heaven, for they had been doing injustice”: (162)

Flag 20: Children of Israil Punished for the Betrayal: (Araf-7: 161-162)

> ” And ask them (O Muhammad) about the town which was on the sea shore, when they exceeded the limit with regard to the Sabbath, when the fish came to them on the day of Sabbath, appearing on the surface of the water, and on the day, they did not observe Sabbath, they (the fish) did not come to them, Thus did We try them because they were transgressing”: (163)

> ” And when a party of them said: Why do you admonish a people whom Allah is going to destroy or chastise with a severe chastisement? They said: In order to be free from blame before your Lord, perchance they may safeguard themselves (against evil)”: (164)

> ” When they forgot that whereof they had been warned, We delivered those who forbade evil, and seized those who were unjust with a dreadful chastisement because they were transgressing”: (165)

> ” So when they proudly defied what they had been forbidden: We said to them: Be you apes, despised”: (166)

Flag 21: Sabbath Disobedience & Punished to be Apes: (Araf-7: 163-166)

> ” And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would surely send men against them who would inflict grievous torment on them; verily your Lord is certainly swift in retribution, and verily He is oft-forgiving and merciful”: (167)

> ” And We dispersed them in (different) communities over the earth, some righteous, some otherwise; and We tried them with good (blessings) and with evil (set back)”: (168)

Flag 22: Musa to Children of Israil: Favours & Chastisements (Araf-7: 103-168)

> ” Then after them succeeded an (evil) generation who inherited the book, taking the goods of this (low) life, saying: ‘ It will be forgiven us. And if the goods like those came to them (again), they took them. Has not the covenant of the book been taken from them that they would not speak anything about Allah the truth? And they have read what is in it. The abode of hereafter is best for those who safeguard themselves (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws. Why do you not then understand”? (169)

Flag 23: Children of Israil continuing thanklessness and disobedience: (Araf-7: 166-169)

> ” And for those who hold fast by the book and establish prayer; We shall certainly not let the recompense of those who correct evils go waste”: (170)

> ” And when we shook the mountain above them as if it was covering, and they thought it was going to fall upon them, (We said): Hold fast to what We give you and bear in mind what is therein so that you may safeguard yourself (against evil)”: (171)

Flag 24: Trials & Allah’s Assurance: (Araf-7: 170-171)

> ” And when your Lord brought forth from the children of Adam, from their backs, their Descendents, and made them bear witness over themselves, (saying): Am I not your Lord? Indeed, they replied: ‘We bear witness, lest you should say on the day of judgment: Verily we were not aware of this”: (172)

> ” Or, lest you should say: It were our fathers, before us, who associated partners with Allah, and we are their descendants after them. Will you then destroy us for the deeds of those who dealt in vanities”? (173)

> ” Thus do We explain the signs in detail, that haply they return (to the right path)”: (174)

Flag 25: The creation of the multitude (Adam’s descendents- Mankind) & it’s being Witness of Tawhid Covenant Individually & Collectively: (Araf-7: 172-174)


(i) Allah’s Oneness (Tawhid) covenant (Araf-7: 172) is referred to inhere.

(ii) No Soul could claim to be unaware of the (Tawhid) Covenant.

> ” Relate to them the news of him whom We gave Our signs, but he passed them by, so Shaytan followed him, and he became of those who went astray”: (175)

> ” And had We willed, We would have certainly exalted him thereby, but he inclined to earth (low things), and followed his vain desires. Therefore his likeness is that of a dog, if you attack him he lolls out his tongue, or if you leave him alone he (still) lolls out his tongue. Such is the similitude of the people who belie Our signs, so relate to them these events, that haply they may reflect”: (176)

> ” Evil is the similitude of the people who belie Our signs and do injustice to their own souls”: (177)

> ” Whomsoever Allah guides, he is the one who is guided aright, and whomsoever He sends astray – they indeed are losers”: (178)

Flag 26: Misuse of Allah’s signs with ‘dog’ like characteristics (Araf-7: 175-178) 


(i) These refer to a person named Balam in the days of Firawn who knew (Ism al Azam) and tried to misuse the same on Firawn’s order but failed and died as an infidel.

> ” Indeed We have created for hell a large number of jinn and men. They have hearts (but) they do not understand (anything) therewith; they have eyes (but) they do not see with them; they have ears (but) they do not hear with them; they are like cattle; nay, even worse than them. They are people who are heedless”: (179)

Flag 27: Know the Characteristics Worse than that of Cattle? (Araf-7: 179)

> ” And to Allah belong all the (most) beautiful names; so call on Him by them, and leave alone those who use profanity in His names; soon they shall be requited for what they were doing”: (180)

Flag 28: Invoke Allah by His Most Beautiful Names: (Araf-7: 180)

> ” And of those whom We created there is (group) of people who guide (others) with truth and act justly (in its light, adhering to it)”: (181)

> ” And those who belie Our signs, step by step We shall soon draw them on (to ruin) in a way that they do not know”: (182)

> ” I give them respite. Verily My plan is invincible”: (183)

Flag 29: The gradual descending & implementation of Allah’s Invincible Plan: (Araf-7: 181-183)

> ” Do they not reflect? Their companion (the Holy Prophet) is not seized with madness, he is only a plain warner”: (184)

Flag 30: Holy Prophet’s Infallibility & Mission: (Araf-7: 184 & 188)


(i) The Holy Prophet: Who speaks on what is revealed and not of his own desire Reference: (Najam-53: 03 & 04)

> ” Do they not look into the kingdom of heavens and earth and everything Allah has created, and that it may be their term has drawn nigh? In what lore after this would they then believe”? (185)

> ” Whomsoever Allah allows to go astray there is no guide for him, and He leaves them to wander blindly on (perplexed) in their transgression”: (186)

Flag 31: Think! About hereafter drawing closer with every passing moment? (Araf-7: 185-186)

> ” They ask you about the (final) hour; ‘ When is its fixed time’? Say: ‘ Only my Lord has the knowledge. None shall manifest it at its time but He. Heavy shall it be in the heavens and earth. It shall not come to you but suddenly. They ask you as if you were solicitous about it. Say: Knowledge thereof is with Allah only. But most people do not know”: (187)

Flag 32: The final hour: (Araf-7: 187 & Naziat-79: 42-44)

> ” Say: ‘ I do not own myself any benefit or harm except what Allah wills. Had I known the unseen indeed I would have had abundance of the good, and no evil would have touched me. I am only a warner and a bearer of glad tidings to the people who believe”: (188)

Flag 33: The Warner & Bearer of Glad Tiding: (Araf-7: 188)

> ” He is who created you from a single soul and therefrom created his mate that he might dwell with her. When he covers her, she bears a light burden and carries it about, and when it grows more heavy they both pray to their Lord: If you give us a good (child) certainly we shall be of the thankful”: (189)

> ” But when He gives them a good (child) they ascribe partners to Him in what He has given them; but most exalted is Allah above what they associate with him”: (190)

> ” Do they associate with Him that which does not create anything, while they are themselves created”: (191)

> ” And they cannot help them, nor can they help themselves”: (192)

> ” If you invite them to guidance they will not follow you. For you it is the same whether you invite them (to guidance) or remain silent”: (193)

> ” Verily those whom you call upon besides Allah are (His) servants like you. So call them then, they should answer you if you are truthful”: (194)

> ” Have they feet with which they walk, or have they hands with which they hold, or have they eyes with which they see, or have they ears with which they hear? Say (O Muhammad): Call your associates and work out a plan against me, and give me no time”: (195)

> ” Verily Allah is my protector who has sent down the book; and He guards the righteous”: (196)

> ” While those whom you call upon beside Him are not able to help you, nor can they help themselves”: (197)

> ” And if you invite them to guidance, they do not hear; and you see them looking at you while they do not see”: (198)

Flag 34: Anatomy of Shirk (Associating partners with Allah): (Araf-7: 189-198)

> ” Adopt tolerance, enjoin good and turn away from the ignorant” : (199)

> ” And if a prompting from Shaytan instigates you (to evil), then seek refuge with Allah. Verily He is all-hearing, all knowing”: (200)

> ” Verily those who safeguard themselves (against evil) with full awareness of divine laws, when evil thought from Shaytan assails them, they remember (Allah) and lo! they see (light)”: (201) 

Flag 35: Getting-rid of Shaytanic instigation: (Araf-7: 201)

> ” And their brethren plunge them deeper in error, so they do not slacken their efforts”: (202)

> ” And when you do not bring a sign to them, they say: ‘ Why you have not put one together? Say: I follow only what my Lord reveals to me. There are clear proofs from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe”: (203)

> ” And when the Quran is recited listen to it with (full) attention, that you may be blessed with mercy”: (204)

> ” And remember your Lord within yourself with humility and awe, in a low voice, in the morning, and in the evening; and do not be of the negligent”: (205)

> ” Verily, those who are with your Lord are not too proud to worship Him; they glorify Him and prostrate themselves in adoration”: (206)

Flag 36: Guidance to Faithfuls (Golden Rules): (Araf-7: 199-206) 

Surah (Al Araf) ends

Separa 09 (Qalal-Mala) continues 


Surah Al Anfal


> ” They ask you concerning the Anfal (accessions). Say (O Muhammad): The Anfal belongs to Allah and the messenger, so fear Allah and set right (the matters) among yourself, and obey Allah and His messenger, if you are believer”: (01)

Flag 37: ‘No Owner Property’ Accession: (Anfal-8: 01)


(i) Anfal refers to accession of the property, for which there is no owner or claimant, particularly spoils of war, at the end of a battle.

> ” Verily only those are the believers whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, thrill with fear, and when His signs are recited to them they increase their faith, and upon their Lord they rely” : (02)

> ” Who establish prayer and out of what We have provided them with they spend” : (03)

> ” These are the people who are true believers; for them are (exalted) grades with their Lord, and forgiveness, and honourable sustenance”: (04)

Flag 38: True Believers: Reflections (Anfal-8: 02-04)

> ” Even as your Lord caused you to go forth from your house with the truth, verily a party of the believers were certainly averse (to it)”: (05) 

> ” Disputing with you about the truth after it had been made manifest, as if they were (helplessly) being driven to death while they stared at it”: (06)

> ” And when Allah promised you one of the two (enemy) parties, that it should be yours, You wished that the one unarmed should be yours, but Allah intended to establish the truth by His words, and to cut off the roots of the infidels”: (07)

> ” In order that He may establish the truth and bring to naught what was false, even though the guilty disliked (it)”: (08)

> ” Remember when you implored the help of your Lord, He answered you: ‘ Verily, I will help you, with a thousand of the angels coming in an unbroken succession”: (09)

> ” And Allah did not cause this save as a glad tiding, so that your hearts might thereby be at rest (convinced), and there is no help save from Allah. Verily, Allah is mighty wise”: (10)

> ” Remember when He caused slumber to cover you as a security from Himself and sent down water from heaven that He might cleanse you with it and take away from you the uncleanliness of Shaytan, and make strong your hearts and plant your feet firmly therewith”: (11)

> ” When your Lord revealed to the angels (saying): ‘ Verily, I am with you, so make firm those who believe, soon I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, therefore strike above their neck; and strike of all their finger tips”: (12)

> ” This is because they opposed Allah and His messenger (Muhammad), and whosoever opposes Allah and His messenger then verily Allah is severe in retribution”: (13)

> ” This is for you, taste it then, and (know) that for infidels is the torment of fire” : (14)

> ” O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve (to attack) in battle, do not turn your backs to them”: (15)

> ” And whosoever turns his back to them on that day, except be in stratagem of fighting, or for the purpose of joining (his own) contingent, then he deserves a wrath of Allah, and his abode is hell; and what an evil abode”: (16)

> ” So you did not slay them but Allah slew them, and you did not throw (the dust) but Allah did it, in order that He might test the believers by a gracious trial from Himself. Verily Allah is hearing, knowing”: (17)

> ” This is so. And (know) that Allah weakens the plots of the infidels”: (18)

Flag 39: Allah is with the Believers: Warning to Infidel: (Anfal-8: 19) 

> ” ( O infidels) if you besought a victory, then indeed the judgement (victory of the Muslims) has come to you, if you desist (from attacking the faithful) it will be better for you; and if you return (to attack), We also shall return (to assist the believers), and your forces shall avail you nothing, though it be large, and (know) that Allah is with the believers”: (19)

Flag 40: Recalling Battle of Badar: (Anfal: 05-19)

> ” O you who believe ! Obey Allah and His messenger (Muhammad): and do not turn away from him while you hear him”: (20)

> ” And be not like those who say: We heard: whereas they listen not”: (21)

> ” Verily the vilest of beasts in Allah’s view are the deaf and dumb who do not understand”: (22)

> ” And if Allah had found any good in them indeed He would have made them listen, and even if He made them listen, they would have surely turned away, as backsliders” : (23)

Flag 41: Allah’s alerts to the faithfuls: (Anfal-8: 20-23)

> ” O you who believe! Respond to Allah and His messenger (Muhammad) when He calls you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah comes in between man and his heart, and that to Him shall you (all) be ultimately gathered”: (24)

Flag 42: Adherence to holy Prophet’s Call: (Anfal-8: 24)

> ” And guard yourself against an affliction which will not strike those alone who have committed injustice among you in particular (but may afflict all of you); and know that Allah is severe in punishment”: (25)

Flag 43: Tolerating injustice same as participation in it & may result in collective punishment: (Anfal-8: 25)

> ” And remember when you were few and reckoned weak in the land, fearing that other people might carry you away by force, but He gave you shelter, and strengthened you with His aid, and provided you with good things that you might give thanks” : (26)

> ” O You who believe ! Do not be unfaithful to Allah and His messenger (Muhammad) nor be unfaithful to the trusts with you, while you know”: (27)

Flag 44: Knowing Allah’s Trusts? (Anfal-8: 26 & 27)


(i) Allah’s ‘Trusts’ in (Anafal-8: 27) refers to the book (Quran) & the Ahlul Bayt. 

> ” And know that your wealth and your children are a temptation, and that with Allah is a mighty reward”: (28)

Flag 45: Temptation of (Wealth and Children): (Anfal-8: 28)

” O you who believe! If you safeguard yourself against evil with full awareness of divine laws, He will grant you a criterion (to distinguish between right and wrong) and wipe off your evils, and forgive you; and (He) is the Lord of mighty grace”: (29)

Flag 46: Recipients of criterion for right or wrong: (Anfal-8: 29)

” And remember when those who disbelieved plotted against you, to imprison you, or slay you, or drive you forth, they plotted , but Allah also planned, Allah is best of planners”: (30)

Flag 47: The Best of Planners-Allah: (Anfal-8: 30)


(i) Refers to Hijrat from Makkah (Baqarah-2: 207), when Ali ibn abu Talib substituted for the Holy Prophet and infidels plot failed.

> ” And when Our signs recited to them, they say: Indeed we have heard; if we wished we could say (words) like these; it is nothing but tales of the ancient”: (31)

Flag 48: Revisiting Allah’s Challenge: (Anfal-8: 31)


(i) Refer to Allah’s challenge (Baqarah-2: 23-24) to replicate and announce that ‘You shall never do it’.

(ii) Quran: Allah’s Miracle.

> ” And remember when they said: O Allah! If this Quran be the truth from You, then rain down upon us stones from heaven or bring us a painful chastisement”: (32)

> ” But Allah would not chastise them while you are in their midst, nor will Allah punish them while they seek forgiveness”: (33)

Flag 49: Allah’s Conditional Reprieve: (Anfal-8: 32-33)

> ” What plea have they that Allah should not chastise them, when they obstruct people from the sacred mosque, though they are not its guardians. Its guardian is only those who safeguard themselves (against evil) but most of them know not”: (34)

> ” And their prayer in the vicinity of the (sacred) house of Allah is nothing but whistling and clapping. Taste then the chastisement for what you were disbelieving”: (35)

> ” Verily those who disbelieve spend their wealth to prevent people from the path of Allah; so they will continue to spend; but (in the end) it shall become an anguish for them (and) then they shall be overcome; and those who disbelieve shall be gathered into hell: (36)

> ” That Allah may distinguish impure from the pure; and the impure He will place one upon another, and pile them up together, then cast them into the hell. Verily such are the losers”: (37) 

> ” Say ( O Muhammad) to those who disbelieve that if they desist (from unbelief) that which is past (their sins) will be forgiven them; but if they return (to disbelief) then shall happen to them that which had happened to those who have gone before them”: (38)

> ” And fight with them till there be no mischief; and the religion is wholly Allah’s; but if they desist, then verily Allah sees all they do”: (39)

> ” And if they turn back, then know that Allah is your Lord, the most excellent Lord and the most excellent helper”: (40)

Flag 50: Allah’s offer of forgiveness (amnesty) : (Anfal-8: 34-40) 

End of Separa 9 (Qalal-Mala)

Surah Al Anfal (01-75) continues in the Separa-10 (Wa Lamu)