Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Interest-free-banking": the Spirit for it to succeed.


 the Spirit behind it, for success.

"Interest-free-banking" for sure to be successful there is only one way: 

“niyyah” : purely “niyyah”, “absolute holy intension” at every step: in 

spirit, belief, desire, aspiration, thoughts, words & deeds, starting 

from its inception , launching, moving in progress; it should be only to 

derive the divine blessing or "baraka' from only the Only One Creator : 

ALLAH (s.w.t.) alone with the love and propagating systems as taught by 

the Last Prophet : Mohammed (p.b.u.h). There are no other calculations 

for its success, it is utterly depended upon the unshakable belief and 

conviction on this phenomena. All calculations are in the might and power 

of ALLAH alone. This concept if faltered at any stage, garbled or

 misinterpreted in any form cannot ever succeed; come what may, 

individually or collectively. All blessed calculations are in the control of 

ALLAH-the-Almighty. The curse about all form of so called “banking” 

/money laundering/ systems are the various forms of vested interests by 

innumerable fictitious names, means and ways that they are propagated 

& publicized, which in essence are forms & from every angle are

 the basis to "exploitation", call it by any other name. If in the most- micro 

of forms of sense or intension of exploitation that may crop up in the


heart, belief, and actions; no worldly form of calculation/ speculation can 

ever lead it to any form of realistic worldly success or success in the 

hereafter. All success only comes from ALLAH-the Almighty.

Mohammed Shafiq Mohiuddin

1 comment:

  1. ALLAH condemns usury, and blesses charities. ALLAH dislikes every disbeliever, guilty. Lo! those who believe and do good works and establish worship and pay the poor-due, their reward is with their Lord and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. O you who believe, you shall observe ALLAH and refrain from all kinds of usury, if you are believers. If you do not, then expect a war from ALLAH and His Last Messenger, Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h.). But if you repent, you may keep your capitals, without inflicting injustice, or incurring injustice. If the debtor is unable to pay, wait for a better time. If you give up the loan as a charity, it would be better for you, if you only knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:276-280).

    Usury (in the original sense of any interest) was at times denounced by a number of religious leaders and philosophers in the ancient world, including Plato, Aristotle, Cato, Cicero, Seneca, Plutarch, Aquinas, Muhammed (p.b.u.h., Moses (p.b.u.h.), Philo and Gautama Buddha.

    Since the rate of interest charged on a loan is a compound rate, the growth in the money supply and the consequent need for economic 'growth' increase exponentially. A dollar invested at 10% compound interest would be 'worth' $1.1 after one year; $1.21 after two years; $2.59 after ten years; $117.39 after fifty years; $13,780.65 after a hundred years; and around $2.473,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000 after a thousand years—which is about ten trillion times the weight of the Earth in gold (at its current value). Imagine trying to collect the interest on that.
    It is little wonder then economies based on usury eventually collapse.

    Our love of money not only causes us to make decisions that are not in our own best interests, it also leads to usury—the charging of interest on a loan.
    Nothing wrong with that, one might think (particularly if you are the lender), everyone does it. Why should others not pay for the use of one's money? At the very least we should receive a sufficient return on our investments to keep up with inflation —and if we can make a bit more, why not?
    But it turns out that the lending of money at interest is one of the principle causes of inflation in the first place. And, as we shall see, fuels many of humanity's other crises.