Bible trivia? Or how about the Koran?

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    Can anyone repeat a basic rundown on what the Bible says about borrowing and lending?






    For those who know the Koran. Does the Koran say anything about borrowing and lending?
     
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    I'm not especially familiar with the specifics of Islamic banking and finance. Basically, the Qur'an permits borrowing and lending so long as interest isn't collected on loans.

    O you who believe, devour not usury, doubling and redoubling, and keep your duty to Allah, that you may be successful. - 3:130​

    And whatever you lay out at usury, so that it may increase in the property of men, it increases not with Allah; and whatever you give in charity, desiring Allah’s pleasure -- these will get manifold. - 30:39​
     
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    The borrower is servant to the lender.
     
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    In Islam you can borrow his wife or his daughter, but not his camel.
     
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    According to the Younger Edda, you must repay in kind or expect your property razed!!:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Believe it or now, despite what Shogun would tell you, debt forgiveness was pat of the Jewish system


    every seven years, if I recall
     
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    true.

    that's where the statute of limitations on suit for contract came from (at least in NY), I believe...after the end of the sixth year (and start of the seventh), the debt is forgiven.
     
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    'Sup Al. Nice sock puppet account you have there.
     
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    All debts are to be forgiven in the year of the Jubilee; every fifty years.

    A Hebrew may sell himself into servitude for a period not to exceed seven years, or the year of the Jubilee, whichever comes first. He may redeem himself or be redeemed by a kinsmen at any time.

    Many of this country's original settlers payed for their passage to America by selling themselves into bonded servitude for seven years.
     

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