Promotion & perpetuation of plunder are the purposes of Islam. The mission is mercenary and the method is martial. It is difficult to comprehend this fact without sampling the Qur'an & hadith.
If booty is accrued, the top 20% goes to Allah and Moe. How can an impotent stone idol use & enjoy spoils? Who really benefits? Lets get right down to the brass tacks.
The highlighted clause and parenthetical explanation taken from tafsir tell us what we need to know about Moe: his motivation is mercenary,. Allah wants genocide, Moe wanted loot. What a sweet couple, lets follow them to Hell. The fatal fact is confirmed by one hadith which M. Muhsin Khan bowdlerized but Aisha Bewley did not.
How did Moe derive his income? What happened to anyone who disobeyed him? Yeah, that's it! How did Allah enrich Moe?
Moe's arrogance was unbounded. He said that Allah gave him the keys to the treasures of the world. [Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220] He said that his followers would destroy the Persian & Roman empires and spend their treasures in jihad. [Sahih Bukhari 4.52.267] Plundering had been taboo among the Arabs. How did Moe deal with that taboo? Being Allah's spokesman, he had Allah issue special dispensation.
The spoils of war were not made lawful for any people before us, This is because Allah saw our weakness and humility and made
them lawful for us.
Allah needed an eagle eye and an electron microscope to see Moe's humility. Sahih Bukhari's Book of Khumus begins with 4.52.324. Scroll through it to find these samples and more.
- I got a she-camel in my share of the war booty on the day (of the battle) of Badr, and the Prophet had given me a she-camel from the Khumus.
- Then some camels as booty were brought to Allah's Apostle and he asked for us saying. 'Where are the group of Al-Ash'ariyun?' Then he ordered that we should be given five camels with white humps.
They gained a great number of camels as war booty. The share of each one of them was twelve or eleven camels, and they were given an extra camel each.
- When Allah favored His Apostle with the properties of Hawazin tribe as Fai (booty), he started giving to some Quarries men even up to one-hundred camels each,