Qu’ran/Hadith

Qu’ranic Verses regarding the prohibition of Interest.

Surah Al-Baqarah

276. Allâh will destroy Ribâ (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqât (deeds of charity, alms, etc.) And Allâh likes not the disbelievers, sinners.

278.”O ye who believe, keep your duty to Allah and relinquish what remains (due) from interest, if you are believers.”

Surah Al-Nisaa’

161. “That they took usury though they were forbidden and they devoured peoples wealth wrongfully; we have prepared for those amongst them who reject faith a grievous chastisement.”

Hadith regarding the prohibition of Interest.

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3327 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) cursed the one who accepted usury, the one who paid it, the witness to it, and the one who recorded it.

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2829 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib Ali heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) curse those who took usury, those who paid it, those who recorded it, and those who refused to give sadaqah. And he used to prohibit wailing. Nasa’i transmitted it.

Hadith – Sahih Bukhari, 2.468, Narrated Samura bin Jundab, r.a.

He speaks of in a dream related to the Prophet (SAW) that there is a river of blood and a man was in it, and another man was standing at its bank with stones in front of him, facing the man standing in the river. Whenever the man in the river wanted to come out , the other one threw a stone in his mouth and caused him to retreat back into his original position. The Prophet was told that these people in this river of blood were people who dealt in Riba (usury).

Hadith – Mishkat-ul-Masabih

The following ahadith have been taken from Mishkat-ul-Masabih under the section of interest and the English translation has been taken from its English version written by Al Hajj Moulana Fazl Karim (218-227 vol.11)

Hazrat Jabir r.a. has reported that the Messenger of Allah cursed the devourer of usury, its payer, its scribe and its two witnesses. He also said that they were equal (in sin).

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