Haram: Only Five things are Haram!
Most people think that Islam forbids (as Haram) too many things. Not really. Other than certain eatables, the Qur'an declares Haram only five things.
1. Indecent shameful deeds, open or secret.
2. Actions that hurt the ‘self’ and drag down human potential.
3. Unjust aggression.
4. Ascribing partners to God.
5. Attributing to God what you know not.
7:33 Say, "My Lord has forbidden only: Indecent shameful deeds - open or secret, actions that hurt the ‘self’ and drag down human potential, unjust aggression, that you ascribe partners to God, for which He has sent down no authority, and that you attribute to God what you know not.”
Javed Ahmed Ghamidi Saheb asserts that THERE IS NOTHING WRONG (USURY/INTEREST) ON ANY TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING USABLE THINGS. USURY/INTEREST APPLIES ONLY TO CONSUMABLE ITEMS/THINGS.
Let's reflect on the above. Please comment. We do know that there is no command in the Qur'an chastising the giver of usury.
Dear sir may I remind 6:151-152 to our readers as well on the subject.
قُلۡ تَعَالَوۡاْ أَتۡلُ مَا حَرَّمَ رَبُّڪُمۡ عَلَيۡڪُمۡۖ أَلَّا تُشۡرِكُواْ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬اۖ وَبِٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ إِحۡسَـٰنً۬اۖ وَلَا تَقۡتُلُوٓاْ أَوۡلَـٰدَڪُم مِّنۡ إِمۡلَـٰقٍ۬ۖ نَّحۡنُ نَرۡزُقُڪُمۡ وَإِيَّاهُمۡۖ وَلَا تَقۡرَبُواْ ٱلۡفَوَٲحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا وَمَا بَطَنَۖ وَلَا تَقۡتُلُواْ ٱلنَّفۡسَ ٱلَّتِى حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّۚ ذَٲلِكُمۡ وَصَّٮٰكُم بِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ (١٥١) وَلَا تَقۡرَبُواْ مَالَ ٱلۡيَتِيمِ إِلَّا بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ حَتَّىٰ يَبۡلُغَ أَشُدَّهُ ۥۖ وَأَوۡفُواْ ٱلۡڪَيۡلَ وَٱلۡمِيزَانَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِۖ لَا نُكَلِّفُ نَفۡسًا إِلَّا وُسۡعَهَاۖ وَإِذَا قُلۡتُمۡ فَٱعۡدِلُواْ وَلَوۡ ڪَانَ ذَا قُرۡبَىٰۖ وَبِعَهۡدِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡفُواْۚ ذَٲلِڪُمۡ وَصَّٮٰكُم بِهِۦ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَذَكَّرُونَ
Say, 'Come, let me convey to you what your Lord has really prohibited you from:
i. Associate none with Him. ii. Honor your parents, treat them kindly and
fulfill their needs. iii. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide
for you and for them. (The Divine System will take care of your needs and
their needs.) iv. Do not come near immodesty or indecent deeds, whether
openly or secretly. v. Do not take any human life as God has made it sacred
- except in the course of justice. All this He has commanded you so that you
may use your intelligence and reflect on it with wisdom.' [17:31]
God commands you further: vi. Do not approach the wealth of the orphan except
to improve it until they come of age with full maturity of body and mind.
vii. Give full weight and full measure in all your dealings. Uphold justice in
all aspects of your life. We do not assign any 'self' responsibility beyond its
means (but to widen its potentials). viii. And when you give testimony, be
just, even if it is against a relative. ix. Fulfill your Covenant with God, the
unwavering allegiance to the Divine System. This He commands for you to
bear in mind. [1:4-5, 9:111]
And of course we do know that there is no verse in Quran chastising the giver of usury.
Thanks and regards