The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is as the
likeness of a grain that grows (into) seven ears, in every ear a hundred
grains, and Allah multiplies for whom He wills and Allah is Omnipresent
Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, then do not follow what they
spend, by stressing their obligation and annoyance, for them is their reward
with their Fosterer, and there will neither be any fear on them nor will they
Recognised (good) speech and protective forgiveness are better than charity
followed by annoyance, and Allah is Independent, Clement.
O you who believe ! do not make your charity worthless by stressing your
obligation and annoying (those whom you give charity), like him who spends his
wealth to be seen by people and does not believe in Allah and the period
hereafter; then the likeness of him is like the likeness of the rock over which
is soil, when heavy rain falls on it, then it leaves it smooth. They will not
have power over anything of that which they earned (that is, their charity will
be worthless), and Allah does not guide a people who are infidels.
And the likeness of those who spend their wealth seeking Allah's pleasure and
for strengthening of their souls, is like a garden on a height upon which heavy
rain falls, so it brings forth its fruit multiplied, and if heavy rain does not
fall on it then a light shower (is sufficient), and Allah sees what you do.
Does anyone of you like to have a garden of date palms and grapes, with rivers
flowing beneath it, with all kinds of fruits for him therein, burnt by a
whirlwind with fire, (and this) to happen on it in his old age when he has weak
children? Thus Allah makes clear for you the signs that you may reflect.
O you who believe ! spend from the good (things) you have earned and from that
which We have brought out for you from the earth, and do not aim at spending
bad (things) from it (as charity) when you would not accept it (yourselves)
except that you would close your eyes at it (considering it as worthless), and
know that Allah is Independent Praised.
The devil promises you poverty and enjoins you to (commit) indecencies, while
Allah promises you protective forgiveness from Himself and grace, and Allah is
Omnipresent (Ample-giving), Knowing
He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever is given wisdom then he is given
abundant good, but none mind except those who have understanding.
And whatever you spend for spendings (e.g., in
Sadaqah - charity, for Allâh's Cause) or whatever vow you make, be sure Allâh
knows it all. And for the Zâlimûn (wrong-doers) there are no helpers.
If you give charity openly then that is good, and if you hide it and give it to
the poor then that is better for you, and this will wipe off (some) of your
evil (deeds), and Allah is informed of what you do.
It is not your (responsibility) to guide them, but Allah guides whom He wills.
And whatever you spend of good, then (the benefit of) it is for yourselves; and
do not spend but to seek the Attention of Allah, and whatever you spend of good
it will be repaid to you in full and injustice will not be done to you.
(Charity is) for the poor who are confined in the way of Allah, they cannot
travel in the land, the ignorant person considers them to be free of want
because of (their) abstaining (from begging), you can recognise them from their
marks, they do not beg from people, being troublesome by demanding frequently;
and whatever you spend of good, then Allah is certainly the Knower of it.
Those who spend their wealth by night and day secretly and publicly, then for
them, their reward is there with their Fosterer, and there will neither be any
fear on them nor will they grieve.