Allah the exalted said in His noble book {And do not confer favor to acquire more} verse 6 in Al-Muddath-thir. Imam As-Sa’dee rahimahul-llah said in his tafsir 5/1904:

i.e. do not remind/burden people with the favors you did for them, in terms of religious and worldly bounties so that you get an increase by reminding them, and you see that you hold the virtue over them with your philanthropy to them. Rather, you should treat people good as much as you can, and forget about your goodness to them, and do not seek its reward except from Allah the exalted. And treat those whom you helped and those whom you did not in the same way.

Al-Haafith Ibn Katheer rahimahul-llah said in his tafsir 8/264:

Ibn ‘Abbaas said: do not give the gift expecting to get more in return. And so said Mujaahid, ‘Ikrimah, Adh-Dhahaak, Qutaadah and others. Al-Hassan Al-Basree said: and do not burden your Lord with your act and think that you are doing too much.

Ibn Jareer At-Tabaree rahimahul-llah mentioned all the explanations of this verse and commented afterwards in 23/416-417:

The most plausible in my opinion is the statement of he who said: the meaning of that is do not burden your Lord with your act and think that you are doing too many righteous deed. And I say so because this came in the context of verses in which Allah commanded His Prophet peace is upon him to strive in making Du’a and being patient with the harm.

Ibnul-‘Arabee rahimahul-llah said in Ahkaamul-Qur’aan 4/342:

As for he who said: it means the act; do not burden your Lord with it then that is right. Verily, if the son of Aadam spends his life obeying Allah without faltering he would not have reached some of the gratitude because of the [countless] bounties of Allah.

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