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265. Wamathalu allatheena yunfiqoona amwalahumu ibtighaa mardati Allahi

watathbeetan min anfusihim kamathali jannatin birabwatin asabaha wabilun faatat

okulaha diAAfayni fa-in lam yusibha wabilun fatallun wa


llahu bima taAAmaloona



265. And the likeness of those who spend their substance, seeking to please Allah 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. Allah seeth well whatever ye do.

266. Ayawaddu ahadukum an takoona lahu jannatun min nakheelin waaAAnabin tajree

min tahtiha al-anharu lahu feeha min kulli a


ththamarati waasabahu alkibaru walahu

thurriyyatun duAAafao faasabaha iAAsarun feehi narun fa


htaraqat kathalika yubayyinu

Allahu lakumu al-ayati laAAallakum tatafakkaroon


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 Allah make clear to you (His)

Signs; that ye may consider.

Section 37 (267-273)