2:262 Those who spend their wealth according to God’s way and afterward do not follow their giving with reminders of their generosity or injure the feelings of the recipients; their reward is with their Lord. No fear shall be on them, nor shall they grieve. [17:26, 30:38. The society will return their generosity in this life as well]
2:263 Kind words and respecting people’s honor is better than charity after which their dignity is injured. God, the Rich, the Clement, provides everyone without return or obligation.
2:264 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not cancel your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injuring the self-respect of the recipients; like those who spend their wealth for show-off. This kind of behavior contradicts the true belief in God and His Law of Recompense. Charity has been ordained to help individuals and not to hurt them and God has promised you a manifold reward (93:10). But, a seed would not grow on a dusty rock, upon which rain falls and washes it clean. Such will not receive any reward for their doings. God does not guide those who deny such realities.
2:265 The likeness of those who spend their wealth sincerely seeking God's approval and to strengthen their own ‘self’, is that of a lofty garden with springs. When rain strikes it, it doubles its yield, and if there is no rainfall, the sprinkles are sufficient. God is ever Watcher of what you do. [They have achieved self-actualization and made themselves truly worthy of immortality (20:76). A ‘self’ that has not been developed by giving to the community in wealth or labor, merely survives. Immortality is not a spontaneous gift from God; men and women are candidates for it (91:9-10). When people create their own paradise it is ever-blooming, rain or shine. 13:33, 14:17, 43:77, 69:27]