Ayah

وَمَا لَكُمۡ أَلَّا تُنفِقُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَلِلَّهِ مِيرَٰثُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ ۚ لَا يَسۡتَوِى مِنكُم مَّنۡ أَنفَقَ مِن قَبۡلِ ٱلۡفَتۡحِ وَقَٰتَلَ ۚ أُوْلَٰٓئِكَ أَعۡظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنفَقُواْ مِن بَعۡدُ وَقَٰتَلُواْ ۚ وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ

Translation

And what cause have ye why ye should not spend in the cause of Allah?- For to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among you are those who spent (freely) and fought, before the Victory, (with those who did so later). Those are higher in rank than those who spent (freely) and fought afterwards. But to all has Allah promised a goodly (reward). And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do.<br/>

Tafsir

And why should you, after having embraced faith, not (allaa: the noon of an [an-laa] has been assimilated here with the laam of laa) expend in the way of God when to God belongs the heritage of the skies and the earth, with all that they comprise, so that He will [eventually] receive all your wealth but without the reward for having expended [of it for His cause], as opposed to if you had expended and had hence been rewarded. Not equal [to the rest of you] are those of you who expended and fought before the victory, at Mecca. Such are greater in rank than those who expended and fought afterwards. Yet to each, of the two groups (a variant reading [for wa-kullan, 'yet to each'] has nominative wa-kullun as a subject) God has promised the best reward, the Paradise. And God is Aware of what you do, and will requite you for it [accordingly].

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