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The second juz ends with the story of Saul’s Kingship and David’s conquest.
Verses (2:246-249) concerns the prescription of jihad given earlier in the surah in verse (2:216).
To comprehend the enjoining of jihad is the self-referential essence of waging jihad.
These verses predicate upon that verse, on our reading of that verse, “unpacking” our reader’s reaction to finding God command us to jihad and, as a consequence, enter us into jihad and from Poverty of Saul to the Kingdom of Saul, from the tension of the People’s call to the release of their distillation.