Scottish Revert Shaykh Abdulqadir As-Sufi (Formerly Ian
Dallas): Replace Paper Currency With Gold Dinar
08 April 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
More Muslims in Indonesia are getting
interested with the call by Shaykh Abdulqadir as-Sufi,
who was born with the name Ian Dallas, a Scottish
national who is vigorous in recommending the Islamic
economic system by using the gold and silver in daily
lives and abandon the “less useful” paper currency.
If the economic system exemplified by Prophet Muhammad
SAW is followed, the economy of Indonesia would be
getting stronger and evolve rapidly, because the value
of Dirham and Dinar are relatively stable than the
value of Rupiah.
The value of 1 silver Dirham at the moment is
equivalent to 30,000 Rupiah, or 3.20 Dollar, whereas 1
gold Dinar is equivalent to 1.43 million Rupiah or 153
"We want the Indonesian government to change the
paper money to the gold Dinar and liberate the
existing economy from the unreliable financial
system," Shaykh Abdulqadir said.
The Dinar coins which have been produced and marketed
in Indonesia, have also been circulated in Australia,
Malaysia and Singapore. In 2009, the total number of
Dinar in the Indonesian market increased twofold to
25,000 coins, showing that the money is getting more
Abdulqadir is an ex-playwright and actor who embraced
Islam in 1960, in the history of his life, he had
strived in fighting the capitalist system of the West
and called for a return to the Islamic laws that had
driven the first generation of the Islamic ummah,
including the return to its economic system i.e. like
what had been practiced by the Prophet SAW. For an
instant, the Zakat (compulsory contributions
to the needy) according to Shaykh, must be paid in
gold and silver, if paid in cash.
Shaykh Abdulqadir has written hundreds
of articles explaining this. He is saying that the
Muslim countries economies are controlled by the
kuffar, the whole thing is based on riba,
which is more than an economic issue! It is a war
against Allah and His Messenger which is directly
related to 'aqeedah and the very fundamentals
of the deen. And, it has a direct connection
with the pillar of Zakat.
"The current economic crisis, which began with the
collapse of the American economy showed that now is
the time that the Islamic financial system should be
replacing the system of capitalism which had been in
use for quite a long time," Shaykh Abdulqadir
The western governments are using the issue of
"terrorist threats” in order to divert the attentions
of the public from their crumbling economy.
"It is already time that we stop being afraid of
the agents of capitalism and start studying about what
Islam has to offer," Abdulqadir wrote in an
article. "We, the Islamic
ummah must follow Rasulullah (SAW) in the economic
transactions and use gold and silver which are truly
more valuable than other tools of transactions. The
Dinar is a powerful tool for the unity Muslim nations
and it will restore our muamalat."
of Indonesia who have tried using the Dinar are
confident and optimistic that gold will never
depreciate, while the paper currency of Indonesia had
shrunk to as much as 14% last year, thus was the
report produced by the research website, Gerai
Dinar (Dinar Outlet).
The Islamic Gold Dinar is a hot issue. When it comes
into the hands it forces a decision: approval or
disapproval. This will grow in intensity with every
new coin in circulation. "If we succeed with
Allah's approval, we shall see the end of the banking
system. Those who have entrenched in the moral comfort
of the status quo would feel threatened,"
out of Dinar and Dirham keeps on growing over times
because gold never gets devalued. Whereas, the Rupiah,
on the other hand will always be disturbed, thus
consumer products will always become more expensive.
So, the time
has come for the Muslims to regain leadership and
transform the world taken over by the usurers. "We
must understand the ways of kufr if we are going to
defeat it. Hitler, Wagner and Heidegger fought
capitalism in their way within the means of kufr and
failed. Their kufr was [the reason for] their failure.
Do not be deceived by the historical picture that kufr
offers of itself. We have to see through the cracks to
understand what really happened. Kufr is one,"
according to Shaykh Abdulqadir.
"A Dirham of riba which a person consumes knowingly is
worse than committing zina thirty-six times."
Dollar, Pound, Shilling, Yen, Euro, etc that is
transacted entails a Riba transaction. Thus,
purifying our wealth, (and the many things that are
attached to it; halal trade as opposed to
monopoly trade; the correct payment of zakat;
etc) being one of the, if not the, foremost concerns
of the noble companions of our Beloved Prophet SAW, is
an extension of the present Jihad. Without pure
halal provision one runs the risk of making all
of ones `ibaada/actions of seeking nearness
as null and void. Therefore the emphasis on gold and
real wealth, as was always the sunnah of the Muslims,
is ordained by Allah.
open our hearts to His Immense Mercy and give us the
determination to establish His deen in its former
glory. May Allah give us the strength in our
helplessness before Him to restore our leadership on
the path to the Khalifate. May Allah gives us the
wisdom to return to the Gold Dinar and finish with the
illusion of a world of false wealth. May Allah give us
a strong brotherhood that gives us discrimination
between Islam and kufr.