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    Posted by: "Adil" ahmad_adil
    Date: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:59 pm

In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate

"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu


by Asma bint Shameem

Oh  you Muslim Brothers and Sisters,
Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds is talking....talking to you and me....insignificant little slaves of His... telling us that RIBAA (interest) IS HARAAM!
"O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah and  give up what remains (due to you) from Ribaa if you are (really) believers."

And then He WARNS us:
"And if you do not do it, then take  a notice of war from Allaah and His Messenger, but if you repent, you shall have  your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums),  and you shall not be dealt with unjustly."

Did you read the Ayah carefully??  Maybe, you should read it again!
What does it say??
It says that if you do not give up ribaa, then take a notice of war from Allaah and His Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam)!


Subhaan Allaah!!

In the Quraan, Allaah does not declare war on anyone except the people who deal in riba.

Do you even know what it means to be at war with Allaah and His  Messenger??
Do you even understand??
The person at war with Allaah and His Messenger will be given a weapon on the Day of Judgment; it will be said to him:  "Now fight Allah and His Messenger!!! (Ibn Katheer)

Allaah save us from that !!!!

The  one at war with Allaah and His Messenger is CURSED in this Dunya and in the  Hereafter. He is DOOMED. There is no happiness, no peace, no NOTHING for him. He  is nothing but.... a LOSER.

And yet, we continue to deal in interest....continue to defy the Almighty... continue to satisfy our desires....continue to be at war  with Allaah and His Messenger!

Where are we going??
What is the matter with  us??

Is this world and its TEMPORARY pleasures more important than the  pleasure of our Lord, the One Who sustains us and gives us everything....and, I  mean, everything??
Are we not scared of meeting Him??
What will we do when we  will be given a weapon to fight??
Can we even DARE????
Can we even hope to  SURVIVE???

Allaah says:
"Those who consume Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan leading  him to insanity. That is because they say: 'Trading is only like Ribaa', whereas Allaah has permitted trading and forbidden Ribaa. So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops consuming Ribaa, shall not be punished for  the past; his case is for Allaah (to judge); but whoever returns (to ribaa), such are the dwellers of the Fire; they will abide therein."
[Baqarah: 275] 

Just look at the ahadith regarding this major, MAJOR sin!!

1) Interest condemns a person to severe  punishment:
The Prophet (pbuh) said: Last night I saw two men who came to me and took me out to a holy land. We set out until we came to a river of blood in which a man was standing, and on the bank of the river there was a man with stones in front of him. The man who was in the river came and wanted to get out, but the other man threw a stone in his mouth and he went back  to where he had been. Every time he wanted to get out, he threw a stone in his  mouth and he went back to where he had been. I said, 'What is this?' He said: 'The one whom you saw in the river is the one who consumed ribaa.'"

2) Interest dooms a person to HELL:
The Prophet  (pbuh) said: " 'Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.'
They said: O  Messenger of Allaah, what are they?'
He said:
killing a soul whom  Allaah has forbidden us to kill,
consuming ribaa (interest),
consuming orphans' wealth,
running away from the battle field,
and slandering chaste, innocent  believing women.' "
(Bukhaari, Muslim).

3) ALL (direct or indirect)  dealings of Interest are Haraam:
The Messenger of Allaah  (pbuh) cursed ten people:
the one who consumes ribaa,
the one who pays ribaa, 
the one who writes it down,
the two who witness it,
the one who makes it lawful, 
the one for whom it is made lawful,
the one who withholds charity,
the one who  does tattoos and the one for whom tattooing is done".
(Muslim, Tirmidhi, etc.)

Yet, despite all the  warnings, all the ahadith we read, all the lectures we hear on this topic, WE  CONTINUE TO BE DISOBEDIENT....we continue to indulge in our desires, completely  disregarding its consequences!

Allaah says:
"Have you seen he who took his desire for a  god? With knowledge, Allah has led him astray, setting a seal upon his hearing  and heart, and has made a veil over his eyes, who then shall guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember!"

Isn't this world and  whatever's in it a mirage and a test for the believers?
But, somehow, we deliberately close our eyes on the evidence and come up with ALL the excuses in the world.
And then we wonder why there is no peace in our lives? Why our kids are out of  control? Why we suffer from anxiety and depression?

to be continued....

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
Adil Khan

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