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Tafsir Al-Mizan Volume 17
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Volume 17 comprises the exegesis of Sūrah al-Anfāl (Chapter 8) of the Qur'an.The chapter tells the Muslims to incline towards peace wherever possible, it acknowledges the inevitable reality of war and the need for defence. Muslims must not be doormats. As ʿAllāmah notes in his philosophical musings on this chapter, people and societies will always disagree or have opposing interests, and so it is only a matter of time before one will attempt to attack, plunder, or assimilate the other. Thus, the human animal—like other animals—is born with faculties that serve no purpose but to fight back.
In fact, Sūrah al-Anfāl, is largely about battle. The name itself,anfāl, refers here primarily to the spoils of war, although it also figures into discussions of the khums tax. Much of the chapter is specifically about the Battle of Badr, to the degree that Ibn ʿAbbās, the famous companion-exegete, is said to have spoken of it as “Sūrah al-Badr.” As usual in the Qur’anic text, Sūrah al-Anfāl provides a supra-human perspective on the Battle of Badr. Rather than providing a beginning-to-end narrative, it highlights key events that have a moral component, and the role of the metaphysical and the unseen: faith and unfaith, the miraculous, and the divine hand. A more human sort of account—people, places, dates, and names—emerges in the exegesis, which draws heavily upon narrative and historical reports. Thus, it is in the exegesis that the Battle of Badr is outlined with the sort of detail that humans demand from a story. It is in the exegesis that we learn who did what, who said what, and who composed which poetry. 

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To-date I’ve had the pleasure of reading than re-reading all English volumes that have been printed and vol 17 does not disappoint interested readers. v41 about Khums and the authors reference via hadiths about it is amazing! Highly recommend all to purchase and read not only this but all available works.

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