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Hadith Series: Dangers and Prohibitions of Riba (3)

‘Aun Bin Abu Juhaifah reported from his father (عنهما االله رضي (that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم” (cursed those who practice tattooing and those who get tattooed, and those who eats (takes) Riba and gives it, and he prohibited the price for the dog and the earnings through prostitution, and cursed the sculptors”.

(Bukhari, No. 5347)

Short Explanation:

In the hadith, the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم (has cursed several earning practices, and amongst them are of those who take Riba (borrower/debtor of interest-based loan) and those who give Riba (lender/creditor interest-based loan).

In short, to be cursed, or mal’un (عونُْمل (َin Arabic, means to be blocked and deprived of Allah’s blessings and goodness, and constant istikhfar along with sincere and pure repentance from Riba dealings in the way to attaining back His blessings.