Riba is super super super high on the haraam list…we all know that. So why is it that a guy who walks into the masjid with a girlfriend, possibly drunk…gets so much heat and possible shame/humiliation/no help/no “brotherhood”…when half the people in the masjid have cars parked outside that are purchased on Riba…doesn’t click. at least to me it doesn’t.
Yea, drinking and touching a non-mahram is extremely wrong. I’m in no way condoning that action. But what I don’t understand is how people can somehow justify their own wrongdoing (perhaps because it’s a so-called necessity…when it’s really not) while not even trying to look past a person’s outer appearance or situation. Again, I’m not condoning either action in any way, shape, or form but drinking is not on the 7 greatest sins list or even on the overall major sins list. And riba is like number 2..and just as a refresher, the one who deals with riba (usury) will be called out on the Day of Judgement and asked to fight with Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala. La hawla wala quwwata illa billah…
It’s just odd. I don’t feel like ranting on about how we should all care for one another and be united. If we can’t offer a kind gesture of concern to someone who may be in need of help, then has Islam really reached our hearts?