They will ask you about what they should expend. Say “Whatever you expend of good it is for parents and kinsmen orphans the needy and the traveler; and whatever good you may do God has knowledge of it.” They know that the servant does not act alone in what he does for surely the servant cannot do anything without the leave of his Protector. So expend in the manner elaborated [in this verse] for servanthood means standing wherever the command would have you stand. It is said that they do not expend according to the suggestions of whim. Rather they study the details of the affair and the suggestions of the law. The [word] “and” wa in this verse in His saying “and kinsmen and orphans” indicates a kind of sequence: first [spend on] your parents according to what is honorable then your kinsmen then those who follow in the stated sequence.