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Riba (in Qur’aan/Islam) or Ribbit (in the Old Testament) is the act of RENTING the USE OF MONEY at a Price called Interest Rate. This concept of Renting the ‘Use of Money” is the origin of the word “Usury!” in contrast to today’s definition of “Usury” as excessive rate.

In Juaism, Christianity and Islam (and other faiths) renting the use of MONEY is prohibited.

Money is a Measuring Device. It is a Thing. So, its use cannot be rented. Exactly like an apple. One can only transfer its title of ownership but cannot rent it. So, money can be used to measure the success or failure of a venture. That is; one can rent a building, a car or a business BUT NOT MONEY. So, based on the rate of return of invested money using the RENT OF PROPERTIES AND ASSETS (and NOT the Rent of Money), prudent investors can decide if it makes economic sense to invest. In early times, if you charge interest; i.e. renting the use of money – also called at that time “usury” – and you were: Catholic: You will be Denied a Catholic Burial, or Jewish and you cannot stand as a witness in court.