يَسۡـَٔلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ ۖ قُلۡ مَآ أَنفَقۡتُم مِّنۡ خَيۡرٍ فَلِلۡوَٰلِدَيۡنِ وَٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ وَٱلۡيَتَٰمَىٰ وَٱلۡمَسَٰكِينِ وَٱبۡنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ ۗ وَمَا تَفۡعَلُواْ مِنۡ خَيۡرٍ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِهِۦ عَلِيمٌ
They ask thee what they should spend (In charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good, -Allah knoweth it well.<br/>
They will ask you, O Muhammad may peace and salutation be upon him, about what they should expend. This was the question posed by 'Amr ibn al-Jamooh. He was a wealthy elderly man and went to ask the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him what and for whom he should expend; Say, to them: 'Whatever you expend of good (min khayrin, 'of good', is an explication of maa, 'whatever', covering small and large amounts, and denotes one half of the question represented by the expender; God responds with regard to the one receiving the expenditure, this pertaining to the other half of the question, in the following) it is for parents and kinsmen, orphans, the needy, and the traveller, that is, they are the most deserving of it; and whatever good you may do, by way of expending or otherwise, God has knowledge of it', and will requite it accordingly.