Interest worse than Zina
Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Salaam RadhiyAllahu Ta’ala ‘Anhu narrates that
MY BELOVED NABI SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam said :
” Earning one dirham ( coin / cent ) of interest is MORE despicable in the sight of ALLAH than committing adultery 33 times “
Kanz vol 2 page 9781
# Adultery is one of the chief major sins , BUT earning one dirham ( coin / cent ) of interest supersedes the accumulated sin of 33 adulteries.