We’re not sure why the article linked below was written. It discusses how much money Turks spent using credit cards during Ramadan (Turkey is 98% Muslim).
We think this is significant only in that the use of credit cards is supposed to be haram, or forbidden, under Shariah because Muslims are not supposed to pay or receive interest.
We suppose that these folks could be paying their bills before any interest is charged, but we have a hunch that somewhere in the midst of those 12,894,252 credit card transactions, someone is going to end up paying some interest…
Of course, many experts maintain that the prohibition against interest in Shariah is actually bogus and that what was actually originally forbidden was usury, which amounts to excessive interest, and not all forms of interest.