In Surah Baqarah, Allah (swt) says at the end of Ayah 3: وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ

In a basic translation, we learn that Allah is teaching us that the muttaqeen, the people that have taqwa, have God-consciousness are those that spend out of what they have been given. But if you look a little deeper, the verb that describes the act of spending is actually at the very end, when normally it should be in the beginning and Allah providing is mentioned first, it’s emphasized first. This is abnormal sentence structure, but what exactly is the significance?

Allah (swt) is teaching us that the people of taqwa don’t just spend but they realize that everything comes from Allah; that what they are giving comes from Allah. There may be an individual that doesn’t want to give zakah or is very, very attached to their wealth or perhaps may be boasting about how much they give but this ayah is a reminder. Before Allah mentions us giving, He reminds us that He is the one that provides us with whatever we have, and from that, they spend. Even what you give, even that portion of zakah or sadaqa etc- it was never ours to begin with. It is all from Allah.