How does Riba have anything to do with a man marrying his mother?

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How does Riba have anything to do with  a man marrying his mother?


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Riba zina with mother

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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2826        Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Usury has seventy parts, the least important being that a man should marry his mother."


In no human culture, regardless of how low, or debased, or the depths of depravity it might have reached…..even amongst such a culture, for a man to marry and have sex with one own’s mother who gave him birth would be absolutely and totally despised, loathed, detested and abhorred by all amongst mankind!


The above quoted guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) simply compares the evident sin of ‘zina’ with one’s mother to the gravity of the sin of indulgence in ‘riba’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah! 


Just as one absolutely and totally abhors and detests that one amongst men should marry their own mother, so should man detest and abhor indulgence in the evil of ‘riba’!  That is how serious and heinous a crime the indulgence in ‘riba’ is in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),   one can be assured of never ever being misled;   but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.  


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