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REVIVING OLD ISLAM
By:Muhammad Rafi
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2010, 11:15 am

THIS WAS SENT TO ME BY SOMEONE ABOUT REVIVING THE OLD ISLAM IN THE FAR EAST. A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS...TOTAL RETARDATION AND NO ACCELERATION
REGARDS

My brothers and sisters, Salam:

If you look at any Muslim country you will find that there is now a peaceful struggle going on. We all Muslims now understand that PEACE IS A RIGHT FOR ALL AND NOT ONLY FOR VERY FEW--you Brit Bastards cry for the lives of dogs and cats and ask us to kill our own brothers, sisters and children--you bastards. The existing mess that we have in all of our Muslim countries can be cured by implementing the same PEACEFUL ISLAM that was existed at the time of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

My brothers and sisters all the existing mess in all of Muslim lands are the creation of these Brit Bastards "Farngey". These "Furngey" have destroyed our educational and social system. They are implementing their way of living in our Muslim lands. These "Furngey" bastards have installed their slaves in the form of Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Sultans, Amirs and Dictators and build secular armies in all of our countries.

MashALLAH, some parts of Indonesia have started to implement the same Islam that was existed at the time of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)--they have introduced "GOLD and SILVER DINAR" instead of using paper money. InshALLAH, all Muslim countries will follow that concept and get rid of the system created by Farangey. We all need to do our part--we need to boycott all those banks which exist in our Muslim countries and work on 'interest/APR/APY'. Also, we need to modified our MBA curriculum, instead of teaching the benefit of interest and manipulation by fudging the numbers (Enron is one of the example), should teach how to prevent the evilness effects of interest on the society.

My brothers and sisters, please do not support any SLAVE OF FRANGEY. And try your best to peacefully remove all Slaves (Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Sultans, Amirs and Dictators) from all of our countries.

Changes are happening rapidly all around the world, wait and watch. INSHALLAH, SAME PEACEFUL ISLAM WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN ALL OF OUR MUSLIM COUNTRIES THAT WAS EXISTED AT THE TIME OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH).

REMEMBER--PEACE FOR ALL, NOT ONLY FOR VERY FEW. PEACE IS A RIGHT AND NOT A PRIVILEGE.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/02/20/100913.html

Saturday, 20 February 2010 ]
Muslims shun "worthless" paper money
Indonesian group prefers gold to dollars

South African fatwa
A powerful cartel

The followers of Sheikh Abdalqadir as-Sufi trade goods with gold dinars and silver dirhams

JAKARTA (AFP)

Guided by a Scottish-born convert to Islam, a group of devout Indonesian Muslims is shunning "worthless" paper money in favor of gold and silver coins for their daily transactions.

The followers of Sheikh Abdalqadir as-Sufi -- born Ian Dallas -- trade goods such as food, medicine, clothes and phone cards with gold dinars and silver dirhams in line with a strict interpretation of Islamic law.

" History has proven that, since the prophet Mohammed, the value of one gold dinar for thousands of years has always been equal to the value of one goat "
KurniawatiTheir anti-modern views sit uneasily with the naked capitalism of Indonesia's teeming capital, the financial and political centre of one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

"History has proven that, since the prophet Mohammed, the value of one gold dinar for thousands of years has always been equal to the value of one goat," said 33-year-old Kurniawati, who runs a shop in southern Jakarta.

Hoping to follow the example of Mohammad and the first generations of Muslims, the sheikh's followers do their shopping with dirhams worth around 30,000 rupiah ($3.20) and dinars worth 1.43 million ($153).

And they want the government -- or preferably a worldwide Islamic caliphate -- to replace paper currencies with the dinar that was used, in the words of the sheikh, "until the incursions of the kafir financiers in the Muslim lands".

Wakala Induk Nusantara (WIN) is the body responsible for regulating the issuance and distribution of the dinar in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

Coins minted in Indonesia are also in circulation in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, WIN official Riki Rokhman Azis said.

The number of dinars on the local market more than doubled in 2009 to 25,000 pieces, reflecting the movement's growing popularity, he said.

South African fatwa

" We decided to mint silver and gold coins in Indonesia following a fatwa issued by Sheikh Abdalqadir as-Sufi in Cape Town of South Africa, banning Muslims from using paper money "
Riki Rokhman Azis"We decided to mint silver and gold coins in Indonesia following a fatwa issued by Sheikh Abdalqadir as-Sufi in Cape Town of South Africa, banning Muslims from using paper money," Azis told AFP.

Abdalqadir, a former playwright and actor who converted to Islam in the late 1960s, bitterly opposes modern capitalism and advocates a return to forms of Islamic law practiced by the first generations after Mohammed.

These include seventh-century systems of trade and, in particular, the requirement of "zakat", or obligatory sharing of wealth, which he says must be done with gold or silver if it is paid in money.

Recent global economic upheavals, with their origins in the US mortgage and derivatives markets, have confirmed in the eyes of the sheikh that the final victory of Islamic finance is at hand.

In a blog on his website dated Feb. 7, the sheikh pronounces the "historical, demonstrated end" of capitalism, and claims Western governments are using the threat of terrorism to distract people from this failure.

"It is time for the enslaved billions of our world today to fear no more the exploding shoes and underpants of the idiot agents of capitalism and to learn what Islam really is," he writes.

One of the key elements to being Muslim, he continues, is "following the messenger in all trade and contracts with honor (and) ... with real-value instruments of exchange like gold and silver".

A powerful cartel

" At least four people on average shop here every week with dinars, mostly buying things like rice, cooking oil, soap and clothes," "
KurniawatiSome Muslims have countered that a world economy based on gold coins would lead to a powerful cartel of gold-producing countries, while others have noted the potential for market chaos if gold replaced the greenback.

But for the sheikh's followers, such issues seem remote compared to the straightforward injunction to obey the Quran and emulate Mohammed.

"At least four people on average shop here every week with dinars, mostly buying things like rice, cooking oil, soap and clothes," said Kurniawati, a mother-of-three who also runs a dinar exchange service.

She became convinced of the wisdom of using dinars after her husband gave her a wedding dowry in gold coins eight years ago.

"A gold coin was worth 400,000 rupiah in 2002 but now it's at 1.45 million," she said proudly.

Several dinar users expressed a belief that gold never lost value, even though the currency has dropped 14 percent over the past year, according to rates tracked on local website Gerai Dinar.

The rupiah, meanwhile, has gained 29.17 percent against the U.S. dollar since February 2009, while inflation last year was a record low of 2.78 percent. Consumer prices rose 11.07 percent in 2008.

Despite its recent gains, dinar users expressed a deep distrust of the rupiah, which tanked during the 1998-1999 Asian economic crisis.

"The value of the dinar and the dirham always goes up because the price of gold never falls," said food vendor Faturrahman.

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Muhammad Rafi -- Sunday, 21 February 2010, 11:15 am
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Damon -- Sunday, 21 February 2010, 9:29 pm
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Muhammad Rafi -- Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 9:51 am
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