Spoils, The

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SPOILS, The. Arabic al-Anfal الانفال
The title of the VIIIth Surah of the Qur’an, in which are given instructions regarding the division of the spoils taken at the battle of Badr, a dispute having arisen between the young men who had fought and the old men who had stayed under the ensigns; the former insisting they ought to have the whole, and the latter that they deserved a share. [PLUNDER.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam