Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-’anfal"

Lit: An accretion or addition received beyond one’s due. Tech: Spoils of war, signifying that they are incidental accessions above and beyond anything that a mujahid is entitled. A mujahid fights to uphold the cause of righteousness and for the supremacy of Islam. If in this fight he gets a share in the spoils of war, it is an extra favour to him. See also al-khumus.

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