Chapter Breakdowns – 8/9 (Al-Anfal/At-Tawba)

8/1-14 : the statement of purpose of the chapter and how it relates to Allah and the messenger. The fundamental outline. systems of truth vs falsehood, justice vs oppression.
15-19: first call to those who believed. To stand firm in the face of the enemy.

20-23:  the second call to those who believed. To obey Allah and the Messenger

24-26: the third call to those who believed. Detailing the effect of the messenger’s call.

27-28: the fourth call to those who believed. Not to betray Allah and the Messenger

29-44: the fifth call to those who believed. Detailing the ideal criteria and strategies of the movement of truth

45-63: the sixth call to those who believed. Calling on them to stand firm. The vicissitudes of the system and culminating in their social cohesion.

64: single call to the nabi as the one who is on a higher plateau.

65-69: the nabi’s role as one who rouses those under him.

70-75 & 9/1-22 (where Anfal blends into Tawba): the nabi’s management of the believers’ space (masjid alharam) and the ultimate level of masjid (masajid Allah).

9/23-27: seventh call to those who believed. To manage their alliances and to gain ‘returnment’.

28-33:  eighth call to those who believed. On conflicting with those who reject the system of peace. Describes their psychology and social structure

34-37: ninth call to those who believed. The distractions from the path of Allah and the signs towards recalibrating towards the path

38-72: tenth call to those who believed. Details of the system’s operation. Going forth in the world as well as economic policies

73-118: call to the nabi once again. On administration of the system as well as personalities within it.

119-122: eleventh call to those who believed. to become confirmers and to reinforce the system

123-127: twelfth call to those who believed, to guard themselves and to be organic in terms of discourse being descended

128-129: closing remarks. Returning to Allah and the messenger.

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