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Shun Ribaa, Fear Allah, Have success!

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum. Due to work stress and domestic compulsion, I am unable to post frequently on the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu. Sorry about that. This is the 15th post of this series. Read on, Inshaa’Allah…..

Those who consume usury, among the Believers in Islam, cannot achieve success.

And how can they achieve success when they go against the commands of their Lord Almighty?

In this ayah of Surah Aali Imran, we Muslims are enjoined to adopt Allah-consciousness in our economic life so that we are saved from eternal damnation and perpetual  misery.  Continue reading

June 18, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ribaa is evil and strictly prohibited in Islam!

The next ayah, Ayah No. 278, in the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamnu is also from Surah al Baqarah.

After discussing Aayaats 254 to 274 that deal with charity, we are now moving ahead with another set of aayaats (verses 275 to 281) dealing with interest/usury among other things.

While charity denotes giving, generosity, purification, growth, cooperation and mutual social welfare, Ribaa signifies stinginess, greed and self-aggrandizement.  Continue reading

June 5, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment