|Those who equate riba with interest seek support from al-Jassas, who claimed that pre-Islamic Arabia practiced a form of riba where money was lent at a predetermined sum over the principal amount||Siddiqi, Mohammad Nejatullah 1 January 2004|
|"Riba and Interest in Islamic Banking: an Historical Review"||The Oxford Dictionary of Islam|
Muslims have always agreed that Riba is prohibited.
|"Riba and Interest in Islamic Banking: an Historical Review"||Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World|
|However, there is no historical evidence to suggest that riba al-jahiliya also consisted of transactions that were similar to modern loans on interest|