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Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents:

CHAPTER 8: SURAH AL-ANFAL - 'THE SPOILS OF WAR'

with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad*

Date: Tuesday 29th March 2011
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB

Surah al-Anfal (8), takes its name from the very first verse in which answers are
provided in response to an enquiry about the spoils of war following the Battle
of Badr.  It is the only Surah that begins with 13 such questions addressed in
the Qur’an.  Instead of answering the question straight away, believers are
told to “obey Allah and His Messenger if you are believers” (v.1).  It goes
on to say that the believers’ hearts melt and their faith increase upon
listening to the Qur’an (v.2).  It is only some forty verses later that
we are actually told about the exact distribution of the spoils of war.

Since the Surah was revealed in the context of war, different spiritual and
physical strategies of self-defence are mentioned.  However, believers are
reminded that their strength and victory is not due to numbers but because
of Allah’s support for them as a result of their ‘trust’ (Tawakkul) in Him
as well as resorting to the means (Asbab).  Whereas the previous Surah
highlighted the First Covenant made by human beings (7:172), this Surah
demonstrates that this covenant can be fulfilled by obeying Allah and
His Messenger.

In this session of the monthly Journey Through the
Qur’an series, we will examine the history, structure
and guidance provided in this Surah and their
contemporary relevance.

All welcome - Notes included
Please bring a copy of the Quran

Attendance of previous sessions not necessary
and no pre-requiste knowledge required.

Cost is £10 CASH per session and to confirm your place
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