প্রশ্ন: জিনিস পত্রের দাম এতো বেশী বেড়ে গেছে যে, ব্যাংকের সাহায্য ছাড়া গাড়ি কিংবা বাড়ি ক্রয় করার সামর্থ আমার নেই। এমতাবস্থায় আমি সুদ থেকে কিভাবে বাঁচতে পারি?
উত্তর দিচ্ছেন আন্তর্জাতিক খ্যাতিসম্পন্ন বিশিষ্ট ইসলামিক স্কলার, দার্শনিক এবং লেখক আল্লামা ইমরান নযর হোসেন। এই অংশটি ১৬ আগষ্ট ২০১১ / ১৬ রমাদ্বান ১৪৩২ হিজরী মালেশিয়ায় ধারনকৃত 'মোহময় পৃথিবীতে মুসলিম যুব সমাজ' লেকচার থেকে নেয়া।
I Can Not Afford To Buy A Car Or House Without Asking The Bank, How Do I Escape Riba?
This part is taken from lecture
'THE MUSLIM YOUTH IN A GLAMOROUS WORLD' held on
16 August 2011 / 16 Ramadan 1432H.
Part of world renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein's Malaysia Lecture Tour.
"You can if you want, go the way of the world. Let me tell you my way.
I've attended 5 Universities.
I was a Diplomat in the foreign service of my country (Trinidad).
I gave up that job.
Many Pakistanis told me I was a fool; only a fool will give up a job of a Diplomat to become a Mullah.
If I didn't give up that job, I couldn't be today with you (preaching Islam).
So there are things in life that money can not buy. I am now almost 70 years of age.
I never had a house. In 2005 I built the ground floor of my home with 1 bedroom. And then just before I left Trinidad (early 2011) to come on this lecture tour I was able to build the upper floor with 2 other bedrooms.
That's how houses were build long time ago. I didn't go to a bank to borrow money to build a house, no.
I lived in a rented apartment. I lived in New York for 10 years... in a small cubby apartment. Couldn't afford (anything better). But I did that to remain faithful to Islam.
I left New York in 2001 after having lived in the United States for 12 years.
The car I was driving was worth $500.
So there is that way which is the way of the world; you want a big job, you want a big house, you need a big car, go ahead and borrow your money on interest.
And when you're in the Hell-fire, don't call me. Don't call me on the phone, don't send an email from Jahannam.
Or you can go the other way. The other way is, even if I have to give up house, and give up car and give up job, give up my home and give up my town, and flee to a cave in the mountain, I would prefer to do that. But I'm not giving up my Deen (Islam)."
Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best- selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an. Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, Philosophy and International Relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.