Hadith on Usury: Allah has cursed all those involved in a usurious transaction

February 3, 2013

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah has cursed the one who consumes usury, its client, its witness, and its recorder.” And the Prophet said, “Usury and adultery do not become widespread among a people except that they will become vulnerable to the punishment of Allah the Exalted.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 3799

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ آكِلَ الرِّبَا وَمُوكِلَهُ وَشَاهِدَيْهِ وَكَاتِبَهُ قَالَ وَقَالَ مَا ظَهَرَ فِي قَوْمٍ الرِّبَا وَالزِّنَا إِلَّا أَحَلُّوا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ عِقَابَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

3799 مسند أحمد بن حنبل مسند العشرة المبشرين بالجنة مسند المكثرين من الصحابة

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