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{ وَمَآ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلاَ أَوْلاَدُكُمْ بِٱلَّتِي تُقَرِّبُكُمْ عِندَنَا زُلْفَىٰ إِلاَّ مَنْ آمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً فَأُوْلَـٰئِكَ لَهُمْ جَزَآءُ ٱلضِّعْفِ بِمَا عَمِلُواْ وَهُمْ فِي ٱلْغُرُفَاتِ آمِنُونَ }

Nor is it your wealth or children that will bring you nearer to Us in proximity (zulfā)… He said:Al-zulfā is proximity to God, Exalted is He.His words, Exalted is He:

[34:39] ‘…and whatever thing you may expend [for good] He will replace it...’He said:There will be a replacement (khalaf) of what has been spent, along with the intimacy (uns) of living with God (ʿaysh maʿa’Llāh), Exalted is He, and delighting in that.His words:


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