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002.260 Behold! Abraham said: "My Lord! Show me how Thou givest life to the dead." He said: "Dost thou not then believe?"He said: "Yea! but to satisfy my own undertaking." He said:"Take four birds; Tame them to turn to thee; put a portion of them on every hill and call to them: They will come to thee (flying) with speed. Then know that God is Exalted in Power, Wise."
002.261 The parable ofthose who spend their substance in the way of God is that of a grain of corn: it groweth seven ears, and each ear Hath a hundred grains. God giveth manifold increase to whom He pleaseth: And God careth for all and He knoweth all things.
002.262 Those who spend their substance in the cause of God, and follow not up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury,-for them their reward is with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
002.263 Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. God is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing.
002.264 O ye who believe! cancel not yourcharity by reminders ofyour generosity or by injury,- like those who spend their substance to be seen of men, butbelieve neither in God nor in the Last Day. They are in Parable likea hard, barren rock, on which is a little soil: on it falls heavy rain, which leaves it (just) abare stone. They will be able to do nothing with aught they have earned. And God guideth not those whoreject faith. 002.265 And the likeness of those who spend their substance,seeking to please God and to strengthen their souls, is as a garden, high and fertile:heavy rain falls on it but makes it yield a double increase of harvest, and if it receives not heavy rain, light moisture sufficeth it. God seeth well whatever ye do.
002.266 Does any of you wish that he should have a garden with date-palms and vines and streams flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruit, while he is stricken with old age, and his children are not strong (enough to look after themselves)- that it should be caught in a whirlwind, with fire therein, and be burnt up? Thus doth God make clear to you (His)Signs; that ye may consider.
002.267 O ye who believe! Give of the good things which ye have (honourably) earned, and of the fruits of the earth which We have produced for you, and do not even aim at getting anything whichis bad, in order that out of it ye may give away something, when ye yourselves would not receive it except with closed eyes. And know that God is Free of all wants, and worthy of all praise.
002.268 The Evil One threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. God promiseth you His forgiveness and bounties. And God careth for all and He knoweth all things.
002.269 He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth; and he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Messagebut men of understanding. 002.270 And whatever ye spend in charity or devotion, be sure God knows it all . But the wrong-doers have no helpers. 002.271 If ye disclose (acts of) charity, even so it is well, but if ye conceal them, and make them reach those (really) in need, that is best for you: It will remove from you some of your (stains of) evil. And God is wellacquainted with what ye do.
002.272 It is not required of thee (O Apostle), to set them on the right path, but God sets on the right path whom He pleaseth. Whatever of good ye give benefits your own souls, and yeshall only do so seekingthe "Face" of God. Whatever good ye give, shall be rendered back to you, and ye shall not be dealt with unjustly.
002.273 (Charity is) for those in need, who, in God's cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot move about in the land, seeking (for tradeor work): the ignorant man thinks, because of their modesty, that they are free from want. Thou shalt know them by their (unfailing) mark: They beg not importunately from all the sundry. And whatever of good ye give, be assured God knoweth it well.
002.274 Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord:on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

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