180. Interest

History tells us that those nations where the worship of weal became common were erased from the pages of existence. Nation are not ruined because of sins. Sins are excusable, but polytheism such a sin that it is not excusable. Neither is the worship of wealth which is the greatest sin and a form of polytheism. Among the sever causes that give rise to this sin, the most disgusting is "interest," usury. Such interest charged is haraam, or forbidden subsistence.




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.