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ʾInfāq (إنفاق) is an Arabic word meaning spending, disbursement.[1] simply to please God without asking for any favor or hoping for a return. The word ʾinfāq is mentioned once in the Qurʾān in Sūrat al-ʾIsrāʾ, verse 100. The imperative form of the verb (ʾanfiqū) (أَنفِقُوا) appears 18 times in the Qurʾān.[2] It is different from Zakat, which is obligatory on Muslims, or Sadaqah, which is charity for obtaining specific return or protection from some adverse event.