Nasihah (Advice): The curse of interest:
Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’oud (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates: “The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) cursed the person who consumes Riba, the person who pays it, the two witnesses to the interest bearing transaction and the person who records the interest bearing transaction” (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1206)
Q. Can I have a small Nikah (due to financial constraints)?
A. Having a small Nikah with the least financial expenses is encouraged in the Hadith. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) advised that the Nikah with the least financial expense holds the most Barakah (divine blessings). (Musnad Ahmed, Hadith #: 24529)
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians