8. The Spoils
A.J. Droge [+]
A. J. Droge is the translator of The Qur’an: A New Annotated Translation (Equinox, 2013), and the author of Homer or Moses? Early Christian Interpretations of the History of Culture and A Noble Death: Suicide and Martyrdom among Christians and Jews in Antiquity (with J.D. Tabor).
Most of this sūra concerns the victory of Muslim forces over their opponents, including directives about the distribution of ‘spoils’ (Q8.1, 41).