Al-Quran Surah 3. Al-i'Imran, Ayah 130

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَأْكُلُوا الرِّبَا أَضْعَافًا مُضَاعَفَةً ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

Asad : O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not gorge yourselves on usury, doubling and re-doubling it97 - but remain conscious of God, so that you might attain to a happy state;
Malik : O believers! Do not live on usury (compound interest) which is compounded over and over again. Have fear of Allah so that you may prosper.
Mustafa Khattab :

O believers! Do not consume interest, multiplying it many times over. And be mindful of Allah, so you may prosper.

Pickthall : O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and quadrupling (the sum lent). Observe your duty to Allah, that ye may be successful.
Yusuf Ali : O ye who believe! devour not usury doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah; that ye may (really) prosper. 450 451
Transliteration : Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la takuloo alrriba adAAafan mudaAAafatan waittaqoo Allaha laAAallakum tuflihoona
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  Syed Husain    
  10 years 43 weeks ago
Imam Abubakr Al-Jassas (D.380 AH) in Ahkamul Qur'an explained riba: "And the riba which was known to and practiced by the Arabs was that they used to advance loan in the form of Dirham (silver coin) or Dinar (gold coin) for a certain term with an agreed increase on the amount of the principal advanced…The riba of Jahiliyya is a loan given for stipulated period with a stipulated increase on the principal payable by the loanee." Imam Fakhruddin Al-Raazi describes the practice of riba in the days of Jahiliyya: "As for the riba An-Nasiah, it was a transaction well-known and recognized in the days of Jahiliyya i.e. they used to give money with a condition that they will charge a particular amount monthly and the principal will remain due as it is. Then on the maturity date they demanded the debtor to pay the principal. If he could not pay, they would increase the term and the payable amount. So it was the riba practiced by the people of Jahiliyya." The same explanation is given by Aadil Al-Dimashqi in his Tafseer Al-Lubaab v.4 p.448.
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Asad 97 For a definition of riba ("usury"), see note [35] on 30:39, the earliest Qur'anic reference to this term. As for the connection of the above verse with the subject-matter dealt with in the foregoing, the best explanation is, to my mind, the one offered by Qiffal (as quoted by Razi): Since it was mainly through usurious gains that the pagan Meccans had acquired the wealth which enabled them to equip their powerful army and almost to defeat the poorly-armed Muslims at Uhud, the latter might have been tempted to emulate their enemies in this respect; and it was to remove this temptation - from them as well as from later generations of believers - that the prohibition of usury was once again stressed through revelation.

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Yusuf Ali 450 Cf. ii. 275 and note. The last verse spoke of forgiveness, even to enemies. If such mercy is granted by Allah to erring sinners, how much more is it incumbent on us, poor sinners to refrain from oppressing our fellow-beings in need, in matters of mere material and ephemeral wealth? Usury is the opposite extreme of charity, unselfishness, striving, and giving of ourselves in the service of Allah and of our fellow-men.
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Yusuf Ali 451 Real prosperity consists, not in greed, but in giving,-the giving of ourselves and of our substance in the cause of Allah and Allah's truth and in the service of Allah's creatures.

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