Usury is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans that unfairly enrich the lender. The term may be used in a moral sense—condemning, taking advantage of others' misfortunes—or in a legal sense, where an interest rate is charged in excess of the maximum rate that is allowed by law. A loan may be considered usurious because of excessive or abusive interest rates or other factors defined by a nation's laws.


Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 years ago

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interest has been defined as "money paid at a particular rate for the use of money lent". It is one type of usury (riba) and it should be avoided.

Another type of usury/riba is an "exchange of the same good by unequal quantities or qualities" that some may still define as a form of interest but technically and according to common view has not been considered as such.

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