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The Wisdom Behind Ḥalāl and Ḥarām

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751 AH) said: Allāh never prevented His servants from something except that He has granted them in its stead that which is superior. Just as He forbade making decisions based on the drawing of lots but granted in its stead the invocation of istikhārah1. He has made usury forbidden, granting in its stead profitable trade. He has made gambling forbidden, granting in its stead beneficial, healthy competition whether it be in religious acts, or vying with one another on horses or camels, or in archery. He has made the wearing of silk forbidden [for men], granting in its stead...

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