Charity in the Quran

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This is a study listing of the verses about charity found in the Quran. The list will be updated when new verses are found.


2:43 And hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification, and kneel with those who kneel.


2:83 And We took the covenant of the Children of Israel: “You shall not serve except God, and do good to your parents, and regard the relatives, and the orphans, and the needy, and say kind things to the people, and hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification.” But then you turned away, except for a few of you; you were objecting.


2:110 And hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification; and what you bring forth of good for your souls you will find it with God. God is watching what you do.


2:117 Initiator of the heavens and the earth, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it: ‘Be,’ and it is.


2:215 They ask you what they should spend, say: “What you spend out of goodness should go to your family and the relatives and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer. And any good you do, God is fully aware of it.”


2:219 They ask you about alcohol and gambling. Say: “In them is great harm, and a benefit for the people; but their harm is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you how much they are to give, say: “The excess.” It is thus that God clarifies for you the revelations that you may think.


2:261 The example of those who spend their money in the cause of God is like a seed that sprouts forth seven pods, in each pod there is one hundred seeds; and God multiplies for whoever He chooses, and God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable.

2:262 Those who spend their money in the cause of God, then they do not follow what they have spent with either insult or harm; they will have their recompense with their Lord, there is no fear over them nor will they grieve.

2:263 Kind words and forgiveness are far better than a charity that is followed by harm. God is Rich, Compassionate.

2:264 O you who believe, do not nullify your charities with insult and harm; like the one who spends his money in vanity to show off to the people, and he does not believe in God and the Last Day. His example is like a stone on which there is dust, then it is subjected to a heavy rain which leaves it bare. They cannot do anything with what they have earned; and God does not guide the rejecting people.

2:265 And the example of those who spend their money seeking the grace of God, and to save their souls, is like the example of a garden that is on a high ground and is subjected to a heavy rain, and because of that it produces double its crop. And if no heavy rain comes, then it still gives enough. And God is Seer of what you do.

2:266 Does anyone of you desire that he have an estate with palm trees and grapevines, and rivers flowing beneath it, and in it for him are all kinds of fruits, then he is afflicted with old age and his progeny is weak, and a firestorm strikes it and it all burns? It is thus that God makes clear for you the signs that you may reflect.

2:267 O you who believe, spend from the good things that you have earned, and from what We have brought forth from the earth. And do not select the rotten out of it to give, while you would not take it yourselves unless you closed your eyes regarding it. And know that God is Rich, Praiseworthy.

2:268 The devil promises you poverty and orders you to immorality, while God promises forgiveness from Him and grace. God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable.

2:269 He grants wisdom to whom He chooses, and whoever is granted wisdom has been given much good. Only those who possess intelligence will remember.

2:270 And whatever you spend out of your monies, or whatever you pledge as a promise, then God knows it. The wicked have no supporters.

2:271 If you openly give charities, then it is acceptable; but if you conceal them and give them to the poor, then that is better for you. And He cancels some of your sins; and God is Expert to all that you do.

2:272 You are not responsible for their guidance, but it is God who will guide whoever He wishes. And whatever you spend out of goodness is for your own souls. And anything you spend should be in seeking the face of God. And whatever you spend out of goodness will be returned to you, and you will not be wronged.

2:273 For the poor who face hardship in the cause of God, they cannot go forth in the land; the ignorant ones think they are rich from their modesty; you know them by their features, they do not ask the people repeatedly. And what you spend out of goodness, God is fully aware of it.

2:274 Those who spend their money in the night and in the day, secretly and openly, they will have their recompense with their Lord, there is no fear over them nor will they grieve.

2:277 Those who believe and do good works, and hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification; they will have their recompense with their Lord and there is no fear over them nor will they grieve.


3:92 You will not reach piety until you spend from what you love; and whatever you spend, God is aware of it.


3:134 The ones who spend in prosperity and hardship, and who repress anger, and who pardon the people; God loves the good doers.


3:180 And let not those who are stingy with what God has given them of His bounty think that it is good for them, no, it is evil for them. They will be surrounded by what they were stingy with on the Day of Resurrection. And to God will be the inheritance of the heavens and the earth; and God is Expert over what you do.


4:37 Those who are stingy and order the people to stinginess, and they conceal what God has given them from His bounty. And We have prepared for the rejecters a humiliating retribution.

4:38 And those who spend their money to show off to the people, and they do not believe in God or the Last Day. And whoever has the devil as his associate, then what a miserable associate!

4:39 What would bother them if they believed in God and the Last Day and spent from the provisions of God? God is aware of them.


5:12 God has taken the covenant of the Children of Israel and raised from them twelve representatives, and God said: “I am with you if you hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification, and believe in My messengers, and support them, and lend God a loan of righteousness; then I will cancel your sins and admit you into estates with rivers flowing beneath them.” Whoever rejects after this from you, then he has strayed from the path.


5:55 For your supporter are God and His messenger and those who believe; they hold the contact prayer and contribute towards purification, and they kneel.


9:5 So when the restricted months have passed, then you may kill the polytheists wherever you find them, and take them, and surround them, and stand against them at every point. If they repent, and they hold the contact prayer, and they contribute towards purification, then you shall leave them alone. God is Forgiving, Merciful.


9:18 Rather, the temples of God are maintained by he who believes in God and the Last Day, and he upholds the contact prayer, and he contributes towards purification, and is only concerned by God. It is these that will be of the guided ones.


9:34 O you who believe, many of the Priests and Monks consume the money of the people in falsehood, and they repel from the path of God. And those who hoard gold and silver, and do not spend it in the cause of God, give them news of a painful retribution.

9:35 On the Day when they will be seared in the fires of Hell, and their foreheads and sides and backs will be branded with it: “This is what you have hoarded for yourselves, so taste what you have hoarded!”


9:58 And from them are those who criticize you regarding the charities. If they are given from it, they are content; and if they are not given from it, they become enraged!


9:60 Indeed, the charities are for the poor, and the needy, and those who work to collect them, and those whose hearts have been united, and to free the slaves, and those in debt, and in the cause of God, and the wayfarer. A duty from God, and God is Knowledgeable, Wise.


9:71 And the believing males and the believing females, they are allies to one another. They order good and prohibit vice, and they hold the contact prayer, and they contribute towards purification and they obey God and His messenger. God will have mercy on them; God is Noble, Wise.


9:76 So when He gave them from His bounty, they became stingy with it, and they turned away while they were averse.


9:121 And anything small or large they spend, or any valley they cross, it will be recorded for them. God will recompense them with the best of what they did.


16:71 And God has preferred some of you over others in provision. Yet, those who have been preferred will not relinquish their provision to those who are maintained by their oaths, that they may become equal in it. Is it the favor of God that they deny?


21:73 AndWe made them leaders who guide by Our command, and We inspired them to do good works and hold the contact prayer and contribute towards purification, and they were in service to Us.


22:36 And the plump livestock, We have made them for you to be among the symbols of God; you will have benefit in them. So mention the name of God upon them in succession; then, once their sides have become still, you may eat from them and feed with them the poor and the needy. It was thus that We have made them in service to you, that you may be thankful.


22:37 Neither their meat nor their blood reaches God, but what reaches Him is the righteousness from you. It was thus that He made them in service to you, so that you may magnify God for what He has guided you to, and give news to the good doers.

22:38 Goddefends those who believe. God does not love any betrayer, rejecter.


22:41 Those whom, if We allow them to have authority in the land, they hold the contact prayer, and they contribute towards purification, and they prohibit vice. And to God is the conclusion of all matters.


22:78 Andstrive in the cause of God its truly deserved striving. He is the One who has chosen you, and He has made no hardship for you in the system, the creed of your father Abraham; He is the One who named you ‘those who have submitted’ from before and in this. So let the messenger be witness over you and you be witness over the people. So hold the contact prayer and contribute towards purification and hold tight to God, He is your patron. What an excellent Patron, and what an excellent Supporter.


22:22 Every time they want to escape the anguish, they are returned to it. Taste the retribution of the burning!

22:23 Godwill admit those who believe and do good works to estates with rivers flowing beneath them, wherein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments will be of silk.


24:22 And let not those among you who have been blessed by abundance refuse to give to the relatives, and the needy, and those who have immigrated in the cause of God. Let them pardon and forgive. Would you not like God to forgive you? And God is Forgiving, Merciful.


24:37 By men not distracted by trade or sale from the remembrance of God and holding the contact prayer, and contributing towards purification. They fear a Day when the hearts and sight will be overturned.


24:61 There is no blame upon the blind, nor is there any blame upon the crippled, nor is there any blame upon the ill, nor is there any blame upon yourselves, if you eat at your homes, or the homes of your fathers, or the homes of your mothers, or the homes of your brothers, or the homes of your sisters, or the homes of your uncles, or the homes of your aunts, or the homes of your mothers brothers, or the homes of your mothers sisters, or that which you possess their keys, or that of your friends. You commit nothing wrong by eating together or as individuals. When you enter any home, you shall greet each other a greeting from God that is blessed and good. God thus explains the revelations for you that you may comprehend.


25:67 Andthose who when they give they are not excessive nor stingy, but they are in a measure between that.


27:3 Those who hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification, and regarding the Hereafter they are certain.


30:38 So give the relative his due, and the poor, and the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek the face of God, and they are the successful ones.

30:39 And any usury you have taken to grow from the money of the people, it will not grow with God. And any contribution that you have placed seeking the face of God, then those will be multiplied.


31:4 Those who hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification and regarding the Hereafter they are certain.


36:47 And when they are told: “Spend from what God has provisioned you.” Those who reject say to those who believe: “Shall we feed those whom God could feed, if He so willed? You are clearly misguided!”


41:7 “The ones who do not contribute towards purification, and with regards to the Hereafter, they are disbelievers.”


47:36 The worldly life is no more than play and distraction. But if you believe and lead a righteous life, He will reward you, and He will not ask you for your wealth.


51:19 An in their money was a portion for the beggar and the needy.


52:40 Or do you ask them for a wage, so they are burdened by the fine?


57:7 Believe in God and His messenger, and spend from what He has made you successors to. Those among you who believe and spend have deserved a great recompense.


57:10 And why do you not spend in the cause of God, when God possesses all wealth in the heavens and the earth? Not equal among you are those who spent before the victory and fought. They attained a greater rank than those who spent after the victory and fought. And for each, God promises goodness. And God is Expert in everything you do.

57:11 Who will lend God a loan of righteousness that He may multiply it for him, and he will have a generous recompense?

57:12 The Day will come when you see the believing males and the believing females with their light radiating around them and to their right. “Good news is yours today, you will have estates with rivers flowing beneath them; abiding therein. This is the great triumph!”


57:24 They are stingy, and order the people to be stingy. And for anyone who turns away, then know that God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.


58:12 O you who believe, if you wish to hold a private meeting with the messenger, you shall offer a charity before you do so. This is better for you, and purer. If you cannot do so, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

58:13 Are you reluctant to offer a charity before such meeting? If you cannot do such, and God has forgiven you; then you shall hold the contact prayer, and contribute towards purification, and obey God and His messenger. God is fully Aware of everything you do.


63:10 And give from that which We have provided to you, before death comes to one of you, then he says: “My Lord, if only You could delay this for a short while, I would then be charitable and join the righteous!”


64:16 Therefore, be aware of God as much as you can, and listen, and obey, and give for your own good. And whoever is protected from his own stinginess, then these are the successful ones.

64:17 If you lend God a loan of righteousness He will multiply it for you, and forgive you. God is Thankful, Compassionate.


73:20 Your Lord knows that you rise a little less than two thirds of the night, and half of it, and one third of it; and a group of those who are with you. And God measures the night and the day. He knows that you will not be able to keep-up, so He pardons you. So read what is made easy of the Qur’an. He knows that there will be sick among you, and others that go forth in the land seeking from the bounty of God, and others who are fighting in the cause of God, so read what you can of it. And hold the contact prayer and contribute towards purification and lend God a loan of righteousness. And whatever you put forth yourselves, you will find it with God, for it is better and a greater reward. And seek the forgiveness of God, for God is Forgiving, Merciful.


76:8 And they give food out of love to the poor and the orphan and the captive.


89:17 No, you are not generous to the orphan.

89:18 And you do not look to feeding the poor.


92:4 Your works are various.

92:5 As for he who gives and is righteous.

92:6 And trusts in goodness.

92:7 We will make the easy path for him.

92:8 And as for he who is stingy and holds back.

92:9 And denies goodness.

92:10 We will make for him the difficult path.

92:11 And his wealth will not avail him when he demises.


92:18 The one who gives his money to purify.

92:19 Seeking nothing in return.

92:20 Except the face of His Lord, the Most High.

92:21 And he will be pleased.


98:5 And they were not commanded except to serve God and be loyal to His system, monotheists, and hold the contact prayer and contribute towards purification. Such is the valuable system.


107:1 Have you seen he who is denying in the system?

107:2 It is the one who mistreats the orphan,

107:3 And the one who does not encourage the feeding of the poor.

107:4 So woe to those who make the contact prayer,

107:5 Who are towards their contact prayer absent minded.

107:6 They only want to be seen,

107:7 And they withhold from any assistance.


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