Black Muslims : Historical Overview Of Usury

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  1. noor100

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    As we know, Allah Almighty has forbidden the taking of usury (riba) and in fact transactions involving usury in any way. The ayats in the Qur'an and the various hadiths on the subject make it clear that it is not only forbidden, but forbidden in the strongest terms. It is referred to as 'war against Allah and the Messenger' and as being '30 times worse than adultery.' Strong stuff! Now if Allah makes something forbidden it is not, God forbid, just for the sake of forbidding something. It is because there is harm in that thing for human beings and the prohibition is in order that people should not cause themselves or others harm and upset the balance of human society.

    As we have seen, usury has now penetrated every sphere of the society we live in. It is the nature of usury to corrupt and poison everything it touches and there is no doubt that usury is a root cause of all the sicknesses with which our society is riddled. Wherever there is a problem, if you trace it back, you find that usury is either directly or indirectly at its root. So all we have to do to understand why usury is forbidden to us is to look around us and see what its unlimited practice has brought about.

    Now all Muslims know that usury is forbidden in Islam. What most people do not know is that it was also completely forbidden to Jews and Christians as well. The question must then be asked that if this is the case, how has the present situation been able to come about? As Muslims living in this time, it is essential for us to know this because until we understand the nature of the system we live in and which governs ever part of the world, we will not be able to replace it, and restore the limits of Allah which it is our responsibility to do to the utmost extent that we are able.

    When we do look, an interesting picture emerges which as Muslims we would in fact expect to see, and that is that the introduction of usury has gone hand in hand with the destruction of belief and religious values in society.

    http://www.missionislam.com/family/ursury_riba.htm
     
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    .......Excellent information sister noor100, excellent.

     
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    That's not a truthful statement.

    Deuteronomy 23:19-20
    Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury.
    Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.


    So clearly the Israelites of the scriptures were charged not to collect interest from their fellow Israelites, but to all other people on planet Earth it was open season.
     
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    ChosenSeed,

    The statement, What most people do not know is that it was also completely forbidden to Jews and Christians as well, has veracity on this basis. The cited instruction out of Deuteronomy(23:19-20) was broken early on by the Israelites, as where all the laws and commandments. Secondly, most people, which is to say Christians, unlike yourself, aren't aware of the text nor the account; particularly those church organizations that stay away from the Old Testament, and focus more on the New Testament.

    The statement claims that most don't know, to which I must agree that usury was forbidden against thy brother, the most significant disclaimer. It isn't preached nor taught in Bible classes, normally. So therefore, the intent of God's purpose was never truly realized or practiced, as a direct reading of scripture purports.

    Fuithermore, the link sister noor100 offered says this also in reference to usury by so-called Jews and Christians:

     
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