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كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذَا حَضَرَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلْمَوْتُ إِن تَرَكَ خَيْراً ٱلْوَصِيَّةُ لِلْوَالِدَيْنِ وَٱلأَقْرَبِينَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ حَقّاً عَلَى ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Tafsir al-Tustari

…and leaves behind some good… Concerning these words, he was asked, ‘In your opinion what is this good?’ He said:It refers to legitimate wealth, just as God, Exalted is He, has said, Say, ‘Whatever you spend that is good’ [2:215] — that is, out of legitimate wealth, for His purposes (bi-wujūhihi) and desiring His good pleasure; and [elsewhere] He said, And whatever good you expend of legitimate wealth, shall be repaid to you in full [2:272], meaning that you shall receive, from God, Exalted is He, the return and reward for your deeds, and for your purpose in doing them.He was asked about His words:

Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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