Ayah

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ عَٰهَدَ ٱللَّهَ لَئِنۡ ءَاتَىٰنَا مِن فَضۡلِهِۦ لَنَصَّدَّقَنَّ وَلَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ

Translation

Amongst them are men who made a covenant with Allah, that if He bestowed on them of His bounty, they would give (largely) in charity, and be truly amongst those who are righteous.<br/>

Tafsir

And some of them have made a covenant with God [saying]: 'If He gives us of His bounty, we will give voluntary alms (la-nassaddaqanna: the original taa' [of natasaddaqanna] has been assimilated with the saad) and become of the righteous': this was Tha'laba ibn Haatib, who asked the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him to supplicate on his behalf so that God would give him wealth, of which he would give every needy person his due. He [the Prophet] thus supplicated for him and he became wealthy, but stopped attending the Friday prayer and congregational prayers and refused to pay the alms-tax, as God, exalted be He, says:

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