In Hadeeth

RIBA IN GENERAL

From Jabir: The Prophet, may peace be on him, cursed the receiver and the payer of riba, the one who records it and the two witnesses to the transaction and said: "They are all alike [in guilt]." (Muslim, Kitab al-Musaqat, Bab la'ni akili al-riba wa mu'kilihi; also in Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad)

Jabir ibn 'Abdallah, giving a report on the Prophet's Farewell Pilgirmage, said: The Prophet, peace be on him, addressed the people and said "All of the riba of Jahiliyyah is annulled. The first riba that I annul is our riba, that accruing to 'Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib [the Prophet's uncle]; it is being cancelled completely." (Muslim, Kitab al Hajj, Bab Hajjati al-Nabi, may peace be on him; also in Musnad Ahmad)

From 'Abdallah ibn Hanzalah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "A dirham of riba which a man receives knowingly is worse than committing adultery thirty-six times" (Mishkat al-Masabih, Kittab al-Buyu', Bab al-riba, on the authority of Ahmad & Daraqutni)

Bayhaqi has also reported the above hadith in Shu'ab al-iman with the addition that "Hell befits him whose flesh has been nourished by the unlawful" (ibid)

From Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "On the night of Ascension I came upon people whose stomachs were like houses with snakes visible from the outside.

I asked Gabriel who they were. He replied that they were people who had received riba." (Ibn Majah, Kitab al-Tijarat, Bab al-taghlizi fi al-riba; also in Musnad Ahmad)

From Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Riba has seventy segments, the least serious being equivalent to a man committing adultery with his own mother." (Ibn Majah, ibid)

From Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "There will certainly come a time for mankind when everyone will take riba and if he does not do so, its dust will reach him." (Abu Dawud, Kitab al Buyu, Bab fi ijtinabi al shubuhat; also in Ibn Majah)

From Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "God would be justified in not allowing four persons to enter paradise or to taste its blessings: he who drinks habitually, he who takes riba, he who usurps an orphan's property without right and he who is undutiful to his parents." (Mustadrak al Hakim, Kitab al-Buyu)

RIBA AL-NASI’AH

From Usamah ibn Zayd: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "There is no riba except in nasi'ah [waiting]." (Bukhari, Kitab al-Buyu, Bab Bay al-dinari bi al-dinar nasa'an; also Muslim and Musnad Ahmad) "There is no riba in hand-to-hand [spot] transactions." (Muslim, Kitab al-Musaqat, Bab bay'i al-ta'ami mithlan bi mithlin; also in Nasa'i)

From Ibn Mas'ud: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Even when riba is much, it is bound to end up into paltriness." (Ibn Majah, Kitab al-Tijarat, Bab al-taghlizi fi al-riba; also in Musnad Ahmad)

From Ibn Mas'ud: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Even when riba is much, it is bound to end up into paltriness." (Ibn Majah, Kitab al-Tijarat, Bab al-taghlizi fi al-riba; also in Musnad Ahmad)

From Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "If a man extends a loan to someone he should not accept a gift." (Mishkat, op. cit., on the authority of Bukhari's Tarikh and Ibn Taymiyyah's al-Muntaqa)

From Abu Burdah ibn Abi Musa: I came to Madinah and met 'Abdallah ibn Salam who said, "You live in a country where riba is rampant; hence if anyone owes you something and presents you with a load of hay, or a load of barley, or a rope of straw, do not accept it for it is riba." (Mishkat, op. cit., reported on the authority of Bukhari)

Fadalah ibn "ubayd said that "The benefit derived from any loan is one of the different aspects of riba." (Sunan al-Bayhaqi) This hadith is mawquf implying that it is not necessarily from the Prophet; it could be an explanation provided by Fadalah himself, a companion of the Prophet, peace be on him.

RIBA AL-FADL

From 'Umar ibn al-Khattab: The last verse to be revelaed was on riba and the Prophet, peace be on him, was taken without explaining it to us; so give up not only riba but also ribah [whatever raises doubts in the mind about its rightfulness]. (Ibn Majah)

From 'Umar ibn al-Khattab: The last verse to be revelaed was on riba and the Prophet, peace be on him, was taken without explaining it to us; so give up not only riba but also ribah [whatever raises doubts in the mind about its rightfulness]. (Ibn Majah)

From 'Ubada ibn al-Samit: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Gold for gold, silver for silver, wheat for wheat, barley for barley dates for dates, and salt for salt - like for like, equal for equal, and hand-to-hand; if the commodities differ, then you may sell as you wish, provided that the exchange is hand-to-hand." (Muslim, Kitab al-Musaqat, Bab al-sarfi wa bay'i al-dhahabi bi al-waraqi naqdan; also in Tirmidhi)

From Abu Sa'id al-khudri: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Gold for gold, silver for silver, wheat for wheat, barley for barley, dates for dates, and salt for salt - like for like, and hand-to-hand. Whoever pays more or takes more has indulged in riba. The taker and the giver are alike [in guilt]." (Muslim, ibid; and Musnad Ahmad)

From Abu Sa'id and Abu Hurayrah: A man employed by the Prophet, peace be on him, in Khaybar brought for him janib [dates of very fine quality]. Upon the Prophet's asking him whether all the dates of Khaybar were such, the man replied that this was not the case and added that "they exchanged a sa [a measure] of this kind for two or three [of the other kind]". The Prophet, peace be on him, replied, "Do not do so. Sell [the lower quality dates] for dirhams and then use the dirhams to buy janib. [When dates are exchanged against dates] they should be equal in weight." (Bukhari, Kitab al-Buyu, Bab idha arada bay'a tamrin bi tamrin khayrun minhu; also Muslim and Nasa'i)

From Abu Sa'id and Abu Hurayrah: A man employed by the Prophet, peace be on him, in Khaybar brought for him janib [dates of very fine quality]. Upon the Prophet's asking him whether all the dates of Khaybar were such, the man replied that this was not the case and added that "they exchanged a sa [a measure] of this kind for two or three [of the other kind]". The Prophet, peace be on him, replied, "Do not do so. Sell [the lower quality dates] for dirhams and then use the dirhams to buy janib. [When dates are exchanged against dates] they should be equal in weight." (Bukhari, Kitab al-Buyu, Bab idha arada bay'a tamrin bi tamrin khayrun minhu; also Muslim and Nasa'i)

From Fadalh ibn 'Ubayd al-Ansari: On the day of Khaybar he bought a necklace of gold and pearls for twelve dinars. On separating the two, he found that the gold itself was to more than twelve dinars. So he mentioned this to the Prophet, peace be on him, who replied, "It [jewellery} must not be sold until the contents have been valued separately." (Muslim, Kitab al-Musaqat, Bab bay'i al-qiladah fiha kharazun wa dhahab; also in Tirmidhi and Nasa'i)

From Abu Umamah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Whoever makes a recommendation for his brother and accepts a gift offered by him has entered riba through one of its large gates." (Bulugh al-Maram, Kitab al-Buyu, Bab al-riba, reported on the authority of Ahmad and Abu Dawud)

From Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "Deceiving a mustarsal [an unknowing entrant into the market] is riba." (Suyuti, al-Jami' al-Saghir, under the word ghabn; Kanz al-'Ummal, Kitab al Buyu, al-Bab al-thani, al-fasi al-thani, on the authority of Sunan al-Bayhaqi)

From 'Abdallah ibn Abi Awfa: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: "A najish [one who serves as an agent to bid up the price in an auction] is a cursed taker of riba." (Cited by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani in his commentary on al-Bukhari Suyuti, al-Jami al-Saghir, under the word al-najish and Kanz al-'Ummal, op. cit., both on the authority of Tabarani's al-Kabir)