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وَإِن كَانَ ذُو عُسْرَةٍ فَنَظِرَةٌ إِلَىٰ مَيْسَرَةٍ وَأَن تَصَدَّقُواْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
-Al-Baqarah ( البقرة )

Asbab Al-Nuzul

(And if the debtor is in straitened circumstances…) [2:280]. Said al-Kalbi: “The Banu ‘Amr ibn ‘Umayr said to Banu’l-Mughirah: ‘Give us our capitals and we will spare you the payment of the usury on them’. The Banu’l-Mughirah said: ‘We are now in straitened circumstances, please give us some respite until the time of the harvest’. Banu’l-Mughirah refused this request. Allah, exalted is He, then revealed (And if the debtor is in straitened circumstances…)”.

Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi , trans. Mokrane Guezzou