“Allah has permitted sale, and prohibited usury.” [Qur’an 2.275]
The Prohibition of Riba (Usury) in Islam – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the firm Divine Call to the Believers to completely leave riba (usury/interest). He explains how the prohibition of riba came—in four stages, in four sets of verses, with increasing degrees of emphasis.
The wisdom behind the firm prohibition of riba is explained, as well as how one can navigate—with caution and mindfulness—through the challenges of avoiding riba in ribs-based societies.
The verses of the call are 2.278-279, which are part of the final set of verses (2.275-281) prohibiting riba in the Qur’an.
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