The issue of interest (riba) in the Abrahamic religions


Bayindir S. , Ustaoglu M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS AND SYSTEMS, vol.34, no.3, pp.282-303, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ijoes-09-2017-0148
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS AND SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-303

Abstract

Purpose Religious scripts strongly encourage acts of philantrophy and benevolence that contribute to achievement of social harmony and similarly condemn interest out of money. The views paying attention to economic reasons fail to offer a plausible counter argument to this contradiction. Almost all studies since the inception of Islam have, rather than considering the dynamic social and economic realities of the time, attempted to justify the views on the ban. Thus, this study aims to provide clear aspect on Abrahamic religion's approach on the issue.