Q 2: It was said in one of the Hadith reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) on the subject of (Part No. 13; Page No. 267) Riba (usury/interest) that
there are seventy-three forms of Riba.
Please explain these forms in detail, so people can avoid them and be prevented from falling into them?
The Hadith stating that
There are seventy-three forms of Riba
was narrated by
Ibn Majah from
and also narrated by
with the following addition:
The least of which is as abhorrent as a man having intercourse with his own mother and the worst of which is (violating) the honor and sanctity of a Muslim.
Both narrations were mentioned by
Al-Suyuty in "Al-Jami‘ Al-Saghir".
The first one was ranked as Da‘if (a Hadith that fails to reach the status of Hasan, due to a weakness in the chain of narration or one of the narrators) whereas the narration reported by
Al-Hakim was ranked as Sahih (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish).
Al-Munawy said in "Al-Fayd", on the authority of
Al-Hafizh Al-‘Iraqy, that both Isnads (chains of narration) are Sahih (authentic). The meaning of "Riba" here is the sin incurred from dealing with Riba.
Al-Tayyiby said that this opinion must be true for it to accord with likening it to a man having sexual intercourse with his mother. This is evidenced by the narration that says,
Riba is of seventy sins.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.