THE SATANSIM OF HALAALIZING RIBA AND PICTOGRAPHY
A Concerned Brother from Pakistan writes:
I would like to share my views and observations about the situation we are facing nowadays.
We all are aware that according to the Islamic teachings, two very major sins are Riba/interest and photo-making. It is indeed unfortunate that the door to these two sins has been opened partly due to the role of some of our Ulama-e-Haq. Here in Pakistan, when the so called Islamic banking was introduced, a large group of Ulama opposed it and declared it Haraam. That was indeed a commendable stance and Alhamdulillah I am sure that many people (like my sinful self) would have been saved from falling into this trap due to the timely action by Ulama. Of course, there are other people who actually fell into the trap of Islamic banking and think it is permissible because it is endorsed by some of the most renowned and respected Ulama. May Allah Ta'ala guide us all.