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Published on 10 Mar 2014
Description: An introduction to the topic of ‘riba’ (interest).
Excerpt: Interest is all about amassing more money without putting it at risk. That leads to an inequitable distribution of income. Interest puts the poor who fall into debt into a situation where they cannot advance socially or economically. Many times an individual simply cannot keep up with interest payments that one has to pay on his or her debt. Riba creates parasites in society and thereby the gap between the rich and poor keeps on widening. The major purpose of the prohibition of riba is to block the means that lead to accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few, whether they are banks or individuals. (Read more...)