And eat up not one another’s property unjustly, nor give bribery to the rulers that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. Quran 2:188

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Quran Chapter 2, Sipara: ‘Sayaqool’, Sura: 2 ‘Al- Baqarah’ ‘The Cow’,

Verse 188: And eat up (usurp) not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way, e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up (usurp) a part of the property of others sinfully.

Difficult words: Usurp: seize, take over, snatch, grab.

Explanation by samia2010oct: Misuse, abuse, exploit and usurp another person’s property, as a whole, unjustly and illegally for e.g. by stealing, robbing or deceiving etc. etc. is strongly forbidden. Giving bribery, which itself is forbidden in Islam and is a Big Sin, from another person’s property to any one, especially to the rulers or to the judges, so that some part of that stolen property could be usurped knowing that it is sin. To usurp other person’s property as a whole or to give other person’s property in bribe to usurp a part of it, both these instances are Big Sins, Gunaah e Kabira. And for these Big Sins there is the punishment of unbearable Hell Fire.

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