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وَمَا آتَيْتُمْ مِنْ رِبًا لِيَرْبُوَ فِي أَمْوَالِ النَّاسِ فَلَا يَرْبُو عِنْدَ اللَّهِ ۖ وَمَا آتَيْتُمْ مِنْ زَكَاةٍ تُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَ اللَّهِ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُضْعِفُونَ
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At-Tabari reports from Ibn

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At-Tabari reports from Ibn Abbas (r), and several Tabi'in like Saeed Ibn Jubair, Mujahid, Tawoos, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, and Ibrahim Al-Nakha'i that the word 'riba' in this ayah does not refer to usury, but rather simply giving any generic gift and expecting more in return. Ibn Kathir adds that `Ikrimah, Muhammad bin Ka`b and Ash-Sha`bi also held this understanding. Others, such as Hasan Al-Basri as reported by Ibn Al-Jawzi, understood 'riba' in this verse to indeed refer to usury. It's clear from this ayah that the practice of riba, whether one subscribes to the former or latter understanding of it, is disliked by Allah (swt). 'Riba' in Surah Aley Imran (3:130), however, definately refers to the latter (i.e. usury) and contains a clear prohibition of it.