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The Divine Will on Riba

Tahir, Sayyid (2014) The Divine Will on Riba. JKAU: Islamic Economics, 27 (1). pp. 147-176. ISSN 7383-1018

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The "Divine Will on Ribā" means what Allah SWT desires the believers to do through His dislike, condemnation and prohibition of ribā in the Qurãn. This study investigates this matter. It represents a departure from the dominant tradition that focuses on what ribā is. Methodology of analysis is explained at the outset. Data from the Qurãn are reproduced. A preliminary conclusion is first drawn as to what the Basic Edict on ribā in the Qurãn is. That is then refined by closely examining the communication style in the Qurãn and bringing into the picture the Sunnah of the Prophet SAAWS traceable to selected Aḥadīth on ribā. Final conclusion on the 'Divine Will on Ribā' is this: all loans, debts and similar other exchanges must be settled on an equal basis (in terms of units of the object of exchange), and there should not be even an indirect violation of this principle. The study also explains the ḥikmah (Divine Wisdom) and practical implications of the Divine Will.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6691/33991
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qurãn, Sunnah, Aḥadīth (s. ḥadīth),Ribā, Basic Edict, Divine Will, Ḥikmah
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Prof Sayyid Tahir
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 15:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 15:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33991

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