Islam has a powerful view on debt forgiveness and welcoming the stranger. Dr. Waleed El-Ansary shares how the Qur’an views usury, and how it differed from the pre-Islamic Arabia. In difficult circumstances, Islam teaches us to allow respite or forgiveness to a debtor, yet if the debtor can pay back the loan they are morally obligated. Dr. El-Ansary gives insight and asks: How are these kinds of spiritual values sustainable in our current environment? What paradigm shifts are needed?




“It’s essential that for these values to be sustainable we need a massive shift in our educational paradigm and our worldview as well.” – Dr. El-Ansary