8: The Spoils of War

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Skeptic's Annotated Quran

Injustice in Surah 8

  1. "The spoils of war belong to Allah and his messenger. So obey Allah and his messenger." 8:1

  2. "Allah ... cut the root of the disbelievers."
    Allah destroyed the unbelievers. 8:7

  3. Allah will throw fear into the hearts of the disbelievers, and smite their necks and fingers. 8:12

  4. Disbelievers will be tormented in the Fire. 8:14

  5. When you fight with disbelievers, do not retreat. Those who do will go to hell. 8:15-16

  6. Those that the Muslims killed were not really killed by them. It was Allah who did the killing. 8:17

  7. Allah wrecks the plans of disbelievers. 8:18

  8. Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve. 8:35

  9. Those who disbelieve will be gathered into hell. 8:36

  10. "The wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell." 8:37

  11. Fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. 8:39

  12. Allah, Muhammed, and "the kinsman" (Muhammed's relatives?) each get a one-fifth cut of the "spoils of war." 8:41

  13. Those that live or die in war are a clear proof of Allah's sovereignty. 8:31

  14. The angels smite the face and backs of disbelievers, saying: "Taste the punishment of burning!" 8:50

  15. If you think another party will break a treaty, then break it yourself before they get a chance to do so. 8:58

  16. Don't let the disbelievers think they can escape. They are your enemy and the enemy of Allah. 8:59-60

  17. Exhort the believers to fight. They will win easily, because disbelievers are without intelligence. 8:65

  18. A prophet may not take captives until he has made a slaughter in the land. 8:67

  19. He [Allah] gave thee [Muhammad] power over them."
    Allah gave Muhammad slaves as war booty. 8:70-1

  20. Disbelievers cause confusion and "corruption in the land." 8:73