Muslims: what is the meaning of Surah 8, verse 60?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
but don't forget to show verse 8:61 as well, they both go together. 61 indicate that the verse is not directed to those who came for peace, if they came for peace then also Muslims have to incline to it.
- 5 years ago
This verse is deliberately misquoted. It is not good to cherry pick a sentence out of context and paint an entire book in the same color. The immediate next verse clarifies the point and speaks of peace.
“But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” -Quran 8:61
This is the immediate next verse and it clearly says, "if they incline to peace, you also incline to it". Where is unjust violence here? A sane mind will not need any further explanation
You can find more details on this and other similar verses which are often misquoted by people who do not want peace here
- mark mLv 71 decade ago
Surah 8 is surah Al Anfal, verse 60 meanes.
And prepare for them ( you Muslim ) all you can recruit of strength and recruit yourselves with armed forces and with mounted troops to strike terror into the hearts and minds of God's enemy who is your enemy, and into the hearts and minds of pthers whom you do not know while God knows them quite well. And remember that whatever you spend in divine service shall you be reimbursed and never shall you be wronged.
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- 1 decade ago
Bismillah, it means that the immediate occasion of this junction was the weakness of calvary and apointments of war in the early fights of Al-Islam. But the general meaning follows. In every fight, physical, moral, or spirtual, arm yourself with the best weapons and the best arm against your enemy, so as to instil wholesome repsect into him for you and the Cause you you stand for.
There are always lurking enemies whom you may not know, but whomAllah(swt)knows. It is your duty to be ready against all, for the sacred Cause under whose banner you are fighting.
- 1 decade ago
well i guess you know!!
"Make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them whom you may not know, (but) whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid to you, and you shall not be treated unjustly." [8:60]
what exactly do you want?
and as it's said above: do not forget number 61. take them both together.
- 1 decade ago
8:60 Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
This teaches us on how to arms ourselves for warfare. But the following verse shows that those who wish to recieve peace will obtain it.
8:61 And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Allah is telling us How to prepare ourselves for war against disbelievers.Source(s): Surah 8 (The spoils of War) Isnt Allah Most Kind & Most Merciful?