لَأَنْ أَزْنِيَ ثَلَاثًا وَثَلَاثِينَ زَنْيَةً أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ أَنْ آكُلَ دِرْهَمَ رِبًا يَعْلَمُ اللَّهُ أَنِّي أَكَلْتُهُ حِينَ أَكَلْتُهُ رِبًا

“That I commit illegal sexual intercourse thirty three times is more beloved to me than that I consume a dirham of Ribaa [interest] while Allaah knows that I consumed it while I am [fully] aware that it is ribaa !”  

 

Ka’b ibn al-Ahbar (radhiyaAllaahu anhu)

Saheeh at-Targheeb wa Tarheeb : 1854

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