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Surah Al-Anfal English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About surah Al-Anfal

Al-Anfal(Arabic: ٱلأنفال, al-ʾanfāl; meaning The Spoils of War, Earnings, Savings, Profits) is the eighth chapter (sūrah) of the Quran, with 75 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/theme of the Surah Al-Anfal

 There are beautiful points to be understood and applied in Surah Anfal, also known as Surah Badr, which discusses the first battle between Muslims and polytheists in Mecca in the 2nd year after Hijra.

Lesson learned from surah Al-Anfal

  1. The true believers are those whose hearts soften when Allāh is remembered, and when the Āyahs of Allāh are recited, their Īmān increases in strength.  
  2. As long as people remain seeking Allāh’s forgiveness, His punishment will not befall them.  
  3. The spoils of war should be distributed according to the instructions of Allāh.  
  4. Allāh does not like those who deceive.  
  5. No matter how hard you try to achieve something, you will never be able to achieve it if Allāh doesn’t will for it to happen.

Recitation   Benefits of surah Al-Anfal

  1.  Recitation of Surah Anfal will helpful Intercession on Qiyama /Day Of Judgement.
  2.  One of the benefit of Surah Anfal Recitation is Fulfillment of hajat/Need/Purpose.
  3.  Recitation of Surah Anfal breaks the neck of self-conceit, pride and other evils. Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) would intercede on behalf of the reciter of this surah on the day of judgement and assure the almighty Lord that hypocrisy never touched the reciter of this surat. Good deeds equal in number to all the hypocrites would be recorded in the name of the reciter of this surah.
  4.  Another benefit of Surah Anfal is on paper and wear around the neck as a taweez would get his rights from the man in authority. He would have an upper hand over those who quarrel with him or annoy him and come out fully satisfied.
  5. Surah Al-Anfal Wazifa for Getting Better Results in any exams, Recite he 62nd Ayah of this Surah 7 times before entering the examination hall with Wudu.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

 

يَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلۡأَنفَالِۖ قُلِ ٱلۡأَنفَالُ لِلَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِۖ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَصۡلِحُواْ ذَاتَ بَيۡنِكُمۡۖ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥٓ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ
Transliteration:( Yas'aloonaka 'anil anfaali qulil anfaalu lillaahi war Rasooli fattaqul laaha wa aslihoo zaata bainikum wa atee'ul laaha wa Rasoolahooo in kuntum mu'mineen )

1. O Beloved Prophet they question you regarding the spoils (1)of war. Say You: "The spoils belong to Allah and His Messenger (2). So fear Allah (3), and keep things right among yourselves. And obey Allah and His Messenger, if you believe (4).

إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَجِلَتۡ قُلُوبُهُمۡ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَٰتُهُۥ زَادَتۡهُمۡ إِيمَٰنٗا وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمۡ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ
Transliteration:( Innamal mu'minoonal lazeena izaa zukiral laahu wajilat quloobuhum wa izaa tuliyat 'alaihim Aayaatuhoo zaadat hum eemaananw wa 'alaa Rabbihim yatawakkaloon )

2. Only they are believers whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned (5), and when His verses are recited to them. And their faith gets increased (6), and in their Lord they put their trust (7)".

ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقۡنَٰهُمۡ يُنفِقُونَ
Transliteration:( Allazeena yuqeemoonas Salaata wa mimmaa razaqnaahum yunfiqoon )

3. They establish Salaah prayer and spend something of what We have provided for them (8)".

أُوْلَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ حَقّٗاۚ لَّهُمۡ دَرَجَٰتٌ عِندَ رَبِّهِمۡ وَمَغۡفِرَةٞ وَرِزۡقٞ كَرِيمٞ
Transliteration:( Ulaaa'ika humul mu'minoona haqqaa; lahum darajaatun 'inda Rabbihim wa magh firatunw wa rizqun kareem )

4. They are true believers. For them are exalted ranks with their Lord, forgiveness and the honorable provisions. (9).

كَمَآ أَخۡرَجَكَ رَبُّكَ مِنۢ بَيۡتِكَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَإِنَّ فَرِيقٗا مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ لَكَٰرِهُونَ
Transliteration:( Kaamaaa akhrajaka Rabbuka mim baitika bilhaqq; wa inna fareeqam minal mu'mineena lakaarihoon )

5. O Beloved Prophet As your Lord brought you forth from your house with truth (10). And surely even a group of believers were unhappy over it(11).
Topic Discussed: Truth   | Believers(Word)   | Prophets(Direct Word)   | Rab(Word)   | House   |

يُجَٰدِلُونَكَ فِي ٱلۡحَقِّ بَعۡدَمَا تَبَيَّنَ كَأَنَّمَا يُسَاقُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡمَوۡتِ وَهُمۡ يَنظُرُونَ
Transliteration:( Yujaadiloonaka fil haqqi ba'da maa tabaiyana ka'annamaa yasaaqoona ilal mawti wa hum yanzuroon )

6. They were disputing with you concerning the truth, after it had become clear, as if they were driven towards death with their eyes open (12).

وَإِذۡ يَعِدُكُمُ ٱللَّهُ إِحۡدَى ٱلطَّآئِفَتَيۡنِ أَنَّهَا لَكُمۡ وَتَوَدُّونَ أَنَّ غَيۡرَ ذَاتِ ٱلشَّوۡكَةِ تَكُونُ لَكُمۡ وَيُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ أَن يُحِقَّ ٱلۡحَقَّ بِكَلِمَٰتِهِۦ وَيَقۡطَعَ دَابِرَ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ
Transliteration:( Wa iz ya'idukumul laahu ihdat taaa'ifataini annahaa lakum wa tawaddoona anna ghaira zaatish shawkati takoonu lakum wa yureedul laahu ai yuhiqqal haqqa bikalimaatihee wa yaqta'a daabiral kaafireen )

7. And remember when Allah promised you that in both these parties (13), one group is yours, and you wished that you should have that one which has no weapons (14). And Allah willed that truth be proven by His Words. And the roots of the infidels (15), be cut off.

لِيُحِقَّ ٱلۡحَقَّ وَيُبۡطِلَ ٱلۡبَٰطِلَ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ ٱلۡمُجۡرِمُونَ
Transliteration:( Liyuhiqqal haqqa wa yubtilal baatila wa law karihal mujrimoon )

8. That He may establish the truth and abolish falsehood, although the guilty might dislike it (16),
Topic Discussed: Truth   | Truth wins Falsehood   | Falsehood   |

إِذۡ تَسۡتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمۡ فَٱسۡتَجَابَ لَكُمۡ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُم بِأَلۡفٖ مِّنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓئِكَةِ مُرۡدِفِينَ
Transliteration:( Iz tastagheesoona Rabbakum fastajaaba lakum annee mumiddukum bi alfim minal malaaa'ikati murdifeen )

9. When you were calling your Lord for help, He responded to you that I am going to help you (17), with a series of a thousand angels (18).

وَمَا جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بُشۡرَىٰ وَلِتَطۡمَئِنَّ بِهِۦ قُلُوبُكُمۡۚ وَمَا ٱلنَّصۡرُ إِلَّا مِنۡ عِندِ ٱللَّهِۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
Transliteration:( Wa maa ja'alahul laahu illaa bushraa wa litatma'inna bihee quloobukum; wa man nasru illaa min 'indil laah; innal laaha Azeezun Hakeem )

10. And Allah did this but for your pleasure (19), and in order that your hearts might find contentment. And there is no help, but from Allah(20) Surely, Allah is Dominant, Wise.

Surah Al-Anfal English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Anfal you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Anfal which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Anfal.

Surah Al-Anfal English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Anfal we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 75 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Anfal

Surah Al-Anfal was revealed in Madinah

Surah Al-Anfal can be found in Juz or Para 9-10

There are 10 Ruku in Surah Al-Anfal

Surah number of Surah Al-Anfal is 8

The meaning of Surah Al-Anfal is The Spoils of War

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Anfal here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

Dear bothers and sisters as a Sunni Muslim we cannot say any Translation and Tafseer was as long it conforms with the 4 school of thoughts. But here at quran4ever.com, we have included Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is most comprehensive tafsir. Apart from that we have also included tafsir of Mufti Ahmad Yaar khan, Tafsir-e-Naeemi of Surah Al-Anfal.

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