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Meaning of "riba" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RIBA

From Arabic al-Riba, literally: to excess or increase.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RIBA

riba  [ˈriːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIBA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Riba is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RIBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Riba

Riba can be roughly translated as "Usury". Riba is forbidden in Islamic economic jurisprudence and considered as a major sin. Simply, unjust gains in trade or business, generally through exploitation. While the term "Riba" is often equalised as "Interest" by many, the Qur'an actually described "Riba" as a general term, that is not only limited to as a financial term. An excerpt from Surat Al-Baqarah from Ayah 275 stated: ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا الْبَيْعُ مِثْلُ الرِّبَا ۗ وَأَحَلَّ اللَّهُ الْبَيْعَ وَحَرَّمَ الرِّبَا They say: 'buying and selling is but a kind of usury' - while God has made buying and selling lawful and usury unlawful. "Ribaa"/"رِّبَا" is pronounced and written similary to "Rabbi"/"رَبِّ", that means "Lord"/"Caretaker"/"Master". Implying that an unwilling Debt Bondage is a form of Riba. There are two types of riba discussed by Islamic jurists: an increase in capital without any services provided and speculation, which is prohibited by the Qur'an, and commodity exchanges in unequal quantities, also prohibited in the Qur'an.

Definition of riba in the English dictionary

The definition of riba in the dictionary is interest or usury, as forbidden by the Koran.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RIBA


ameba
əˈmiːbə
amoeba
əˈmiːbə
ARIBA
əˈriːbə
Bathsheba
bæθˈʃiːbə
Beersheba
bɪəˈʃiːbə
Bourguiba
bʊəˈɡiːbə
Curitiba
ˌkʊərɪˈtiːbə
endameba
ˌendəˈmiːbə
endamoeba
ˌɛndəˈmiːbə
entameba
ˌentəˈmiːbə
entamoeba
ˌɛntəˈmiːbə
Geber
ˈdʒiːbə
gleba
ˈɡliːbə
Kariba
kəˈriːbə
Madiba
məˈdiːbə
myxamoeba
ˌmɪksəˈmiːbə
peba
ˈpiːbə
Sheba
ˈʃiːbə
zareba
zəˈriːbə
zareeba
zəˈriːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIBA

rib
rib roast
rib-tickler
rib-tickling
ribald
ribaldly
ribaldry
riband
ribattuta
ribavirin
ribband
ribbed
ribbed and smoked sheet
Ribbentrop
ribber
ribbing
Ribble
ribbon
ribbon development
ribbon microphone

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIBA

aba
Alba
araba
Aruba
ba
baba
cba
ceiba
Chiba
copaiba
Cuba
Elba
Lake Kariba
Manitoba
Parnahiba
Saba
sahiba
samba
scuba
Zumba

Synonyms and antonyms of riba in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «riba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIBA

Find out the translation of riba to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of riba from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «riba» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

RIBA
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

riba
570 millions of speakers

English

riba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रीबा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الربا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

риба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

riba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রিবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

riba
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Riba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

riba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

RIBA
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

RIBA
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Riba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

RIBA
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரிப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रीबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

riba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Riba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

риба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Riba
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Riba
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

RIBA
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

riba
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Riba
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of riba

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIBA»

The term «riba» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RIBA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about riba

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIBA»

Discover the use of riba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to riba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of ...
A critical study of the interpretation of "riba" in Islam, the attempts of Islamic banks to put the interpretation into practice, the problems associated with these attempts and an argument for rethinking the interpretation.
Abdullah Saeed, 1996
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Handbook of Islamic Banking
The actual meaning of riba has been debated since the earliest Muslim times. Umar, the second Caliph, regretted that the Prophet died before having given a more detailed account of what constituted riba. Amongst Westerners, the term ...
Kabir Hassan, Mervyn Lewis, 2007
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The NEC Compared and Contrasted
Key issues Both the PSC and the RIBA standard appointment documents share the objective of setting out the parties' respective rights and obligations. Of paramount importance in this regard, to architects and employers alike, is first clarity in ...
Frances Forward, 2002
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Islamic Law and Finance: Religion, Risk, and Return
The actual reach of the riba prohibition goes for beyond compensation for lending money. Oddly, the core case of riba for Muslim scholars is not interest in loans, but sales involving excess or delay in exchanges of certain types of property ...
Frank E. Vogel, Samuel L. Hayes, 1998
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Interest in Islamic Economics: Understanding Riba
Understanding Riba Abdulkader S. Thomas. motive and intent of the parties involved is what determines the legality or illegality of a transaction.59 As Coulson points out, the difference between the schools on this issue of motive is essentially ...
Abdulkader S. Thomas, 2006
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Islamic Finance: Principles and Practice, Second Edition
translate the ban on riba al-jahiliyya as a ban on exploitative forms of interest will argue that a ban on riba is justified when charging interest brings injustice and not when it does not. They see the ban on riba as a ban on usury, which they do ...
Hans Visser, 2013
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Islamic Finance: Law, Economics, and Practice
3.1 The Prohibition of Riba The three-letter past-tense root of the term riba is the Arabic verb raba, meaning to increase.3 Therefore, jurists defined the forbidden riba generally as “trading two goods of the same kind in different quantities, ...
Mahmoud A. El-Gamal, 2006
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Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective
This practical handbook will address the principal behavioural and psychological problems associated with cancer.
Luigi Grassi, Michelle Riba, 2012
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The Renewal of Islamic Law: Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr, Najaf ...
which were developed in a series of lectures given in Cairo between 1954 and 1959, Sanhuri offers a lengthy analysis of riba. Riba, in the general system of obligations and contracts, is classified along with other 'vices of consent' which ( in ...
Chibli Mallat, 2003
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The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance: Tools and Techniques ...
2:275 Those who eat riba stand as those who have been touched and electrified by Satan, because they claim that buying and selling is like charging riba . . . but be on notice that God has allowed buying and selling transactions and He has ...
Yahia Abdul-Rahman, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term riba is used in the context of the following news items.
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Riba Stirling Prize 2015 shortlist revealed: Entries for British …
Three cheers for excellent ordinary architecture. Five of the six buildings shortlisted for British architecture's annual Oscar, the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize, haven't ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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RIBA awards the best British architecture projects of 2015
The RIBA Awards have been changed this year to only recognise projects in the UK, and this year's list of winners comprises 29 in England, five in Scotland, two ... «Dezeen, Jun 15»
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RIBA London winners named
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has been named RIBA London Architect of the Year for its flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The scheme also ... «Building Design, May 15»
4
RIBA architecture awards for five NI buildings
A mental health facility in north Belfast and four houses won regional awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Martin Hare of the Royal Society ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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Japan's teddy bear nurse robot gets a softer touch
In contrast to the earlier prototypes Riba and Riba II, Robear is capable of gentler movements because it has capacitance-type tactile sensors that feed data to its ... «PCWorld, Feb 15»
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RIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates Consistent Growth
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s Future Trends Survey for December 2014 has revealed little month-on-month change in indexes with the ... «ArchDaily, Jan 15»
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RIBA Stirling Prize 2014: Liverpool's Everyman Theatre named winner
The judges of the RIBA Stirling Prize said the 2014 winner was “truly for every man, woman and child” and hailed it as a 21st century theatre that “celebrates the ... «The Independent, Oct 14»
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Riba Stirling Prize 2014: Library of Birmingham
The UK's most prestigious prize for new buildings, the Riba Stirling Prize, will be awarded on 16 October. BBC News Online, in partnership with Riba, is taking a ... «BBC News, Oct 14»
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RIBA awards Royal Gold Medal to Irish magicians of brick and poets …
Irish architects John Tuomey and Sheila O'Donnell, who have been named as the 2015 recipients of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Photograph: Amelia Stein/PA. «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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Thiem, Riba win Kitzbühel openers
KITZBUHEL, Austria (AP)—Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home ... «Tennis Magazine, Jul 14»
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« EDUCALINGO. Riba [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/riba>. Jan 2019 ».
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