Category: Islamic finance

Riba: Why borrower is cursed?

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) cursed all the participants of riba: lender, borrower, one who records and witnesses. Everyone knows that Riba is haram in Islam. Generally it is thought that lenders take advantage of poor people and trap them in the vicious circle of riba. However if it was true, why would borrower be cursed. Is […]

Islamic finance

Another way of looking at Riba/Interest.

There are many reasons of riba being haram in Islam. Haram means forbidden. It is highly forbidden in Islam. It is said that being involved in riba means declaring war with Allah and His Prophet (PBUH). Riba means any amount received in excess of original amount lent to a person. That is the simple meaning […]

Islamic finance