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Ruling on Designing Programs for Companies that Trade on Margin

What is the ruling of Sharia on designing programs that brokerage firms use for margin trading?

Answer:

Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

Designing programs, which are usually used for dealing in usury (Margin trading), is forbidden for this is helping in sin. The evidence on this is that Jabir said that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) cursed the accepter of interest and its payer, and one who records it, and the two witnesses, and he said: They are all equal." {Related by Muslim}. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

 

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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