Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Likeness Of Those Who Spend In Allah’s Way


Likeness Of Those Who Spend In Allah’s Way

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse – 261 & 262 of  286, Section –36  (Part – 3)


  1. 261.  The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah’s Way is as the likeness of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. And Allah giveth increase manifold to whom He will. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

262.  Those who spend their wealth for the Cause of Allah and afterward make not reproach and injury to follow that which they have spent; their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them, neither shall they grieve.

 261.  Masalul-laziina yunfiquu-na  ‘amwaalahum  fii  Sabiilillaahi  kamasali  habbatin  ‘ambatat  sab- ‘a  sanaabila  fii  kulli  sumbu-  latim-mi- ‘atu  habbah.  Wal-laahu  yuzaa- ‘ifu  limany-ya-shaaa’.  Wallaahu  Waasi- ‘un  ‘Aliim.

262.  ‘Al-laziina  yunfiquuna  ‘amwaalahum  fii  Sabiilillaahi  summa  laa  yutbi- ‘uuna  maaa  ‘anfaquu  man-nanw-wa  laa  ‘azal-lahum  ‘ajruhum  ‘inda  Rabbihim.  Wa  laa  khaw-fun  ‘alayhim  wa  laa hum  yahza-nuun.   






Allah Almighty described about His Knowledge and Power in the verse of ‘Aayat-ul-Kursii. Then we recited three stories. Allah Almighty told that Guidance and Error, Life and Death are in His Power of Choice.


God Almighty mentioned in this verse about Striving (Jihaad), virtue of spending the wealth in His Way and necessary terms and conditions about it. After telling a likeness Allah Almighty Commanded that the people who spend their wealth in His Path, Allah Almighty will give rewards duly increased manifold to whom He wills. As we see His blessing in this world in connection with products of the earth, like this He will bestow us rewards against our good actions due to His Kindness and Blessing. If we sow one seed of grain in the earth, we gain seven hundred seeds of grain, like this if God, the Most High Wills, it can be seven thousand or more. He Knows the intention of that person who spends. He is much Aware of the quantity which has been spent and which wealth will be spent in His Way honestly, He will increase its reward manifold. After that, He commanded also that, the people who spend their wealth for needy persons in the Way of Allah Almighty and neither inform (warn) them about their favour, nor torment reproaching them, nor get any kind of service from them and nor despise them, they will be given their complete reward. They neither will be sorrowful for the past nor will be afraid for their future.



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)