Those who spend their wealth (in Allah’s cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (2:274)

Tafsir (Ibn Kathir)

Praise for those who Spend in Charity

This Ayah praises those who spend in charity for Allah’s sake, seeking His pleasure, day and night, publicly and in secret, including what one spends on his family. The Two Sahihs recorded that the Messenger of Allah said to Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas:

“You will not spend charity with which you seek Allah’s Face, but you will ascend a higher degree and status because of it, including what you put in your wife’s mouth.”

Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Mas`ud said that the Prophet said,

“When the Muslim spends on his family while awaiting the reward for it from Allah, it will be written as charity for him.” Al-Bukhari and Muslim also recorded this Hadith.

Allah said,

(shall have their reward with their Lord), on the Day of Resurrection, as reward for what they spent in acts of obedience.

(On them shall be no fear) regarding the horrors of the Day of Resurrection,

(nor shall they grieve) regarding the offspring that they leave behind and the adornment and delights of this world. They will not feel sorry for this, because they will acquire what is far better for them.

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