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    Should Pakistan make DINAR as it's currency?

    Dinar as currency

    Dr Muhammad Karim Beebani

    In the early period of Islam the currency names used were dinar and dirham. Dinar was the name used for gold coin whereas the silver coin was called dirham. Both these currencies were in use for many centuries but as the Muslim empire started disintegrating various countries started adopting names other than these.

    Dinar is the only currency name that has appeared in the Holy Qur'aan in chapter No 3 (Aal-e-Imran). This name along with dirham has also been found in many sayings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims therefore have great attachment with these names rather than with rupee, taka or other currencies being used in Islamic countries at present. I shall therefore suggest that Islamic countries should adopt the currency name of dinar to show the continuation of the Islamic legacy and scriptural heritage.

    On the other hand the currency names being used in Islamic countries have no such historical significance. For example in Pakistan rupee is being used which is derived from Sanskrit language and has a relationship with Hinduism. It is worth mentioning that there are at least five Islamic countries, which are already using dinar as their currency names. These are Kuwait, Jordan, Tunisia, Iraq and Bahrain. I shall therefore request government of Pakistan to consider adopting the currency name of dinar instead of a non-Islamic name of rupee.

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/nov20...d/newspost.htm

    #2
    Yes..

    and all favoring it should start riding on mules, give up their computers and drain blood instead of getting surgery.
    JaddoN kaddya jaloos ghareeba tay shehr ich choatalee lug gayee

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      #3
      Seem like the author of this suggestion got is Doctorate from Jiddah Uni of Jihalat.
      He says: “It is worth mentioning that there are at least five Islamic countries, which are already using dinar as their currency names. These are Kuwait, Jordan, Tunisia, Iraq and Bahrain. “

      Why did he miss out Yugoslavia, and all its former republics (including Germanic Slovenia) use Dinar as their currency? I guess that either the Doctor didn’t want to go thru painful fact that even the Christian countries use Dinar or just is talking thru his hole (he should look for Osama in there, he might be eligible for 25 million Dinar reward for Osama’s capture). Hole is more like it. What an idiot. I think he has been living in Jiddah for too long.

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        #4
        if more of these "scholars" spent more time being future focused rather than nostalgic, maybe we would be in a better position.

        errr why farrggg does he have a "doctor" in front of his name then? probably could use tabib or hakeem but oh noooooo, I have to use the term DR in front of my name.

        I suggest we ignore this guy like a big dog.
        The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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          #5
          Urgh. It's just a name, what does it matter? They can call it a rupee, or a dinar, or a banana, or a zabaan, or a panda bear, but people will still go out and just spend it.
          Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
          Al-Ghazali

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            #6
            No Never !

            Originally posted by mAd_ScIeNtIsT:
            Urgh. It's just a name, what does it matter? They can call it a rupee, or a dinar, or a banana, or a zabaan, or a panda bear, but people will still go out and just spend it.

            And No its not just name, I thinks it is a matter of identity.

            Whats going on these days. Previously someone put up a suggestion that should Pakistan & Afghanistan become one or something.... What kind of suggestion is that!

            http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/rolleyes.gif

            http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/mad3.gif

            [This message has been edited by roshnie (edited November 29, 2001).]

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              #7
              roshnie u missed his point
              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                #8
                *sigh* ...What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

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                  #9
                  Why don't we just switch over to the almighty dollar? After all it is what is truly worshipped.

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                  The man for whom law exists - the man of forms, the conservative -is a tame man.
                  - Thoreau

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                    #10
                    It does not matter what the name of the currency is...we should go for whatever is more beneficial to us. If the current system has potential then there isnt any reason to pursue another....If there are more benefits in adopting another system, then by all means we should. Matters not if its dinar, rupee, pesos, lira, mark or yen.

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                      #11
                      No. making rupee willnot make any difference to its value, we should be looking ways to stablise our currency not changing its name, it came from our cultural and treditions and its making us non-muslim by keeping its name. Saudia itself has riyal not dinar! the only good way of adopting one currency can be dinar, by adopting same value dinar in all islamic counteries, which can counter the dollor and euro in the future and we can trade in our own currency instead of dealing in dolors or euro etc! Thats the only way I can see would be good for all islamic world to adopt single currency!

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                      End is Begining!
                      پاکستان پاکستان

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by roshnie:
                        No Never !


                        And No its not just name, I thinks it is a matter of identity.

                        Whats going on these days. Previously someone put up a suggestion that should Pakistan & Afghanistan become one or something.... What kind of suggestion is that!

                        http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/rolleyes.gif

                        http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/mad3.gif

                        [This message has been edited by roshnie (edited November 29, 2001).]
                        The reaction was even http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/mad3.gif when they first talked about EU and then Euro. So change is always resisted.

                        The Israelis use NIS or Shakel(New Israeli Shakel) which dates back to a currency unit used in Jureslam 2000 years ago. They could have used the Jordanian Dinar which was in use in 1948.
                        بِن دانا پانی میں جی لواں
                        بِن انَک میں جی نہ سکاں

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                          #13
                          Dinar sounds better than rupee, besides it's been recommended by a daaaktarr!!

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                            #14
                            rupee is from sanskrit word 'rupyakani', silver coin. but does not have any relation to hinduism as such. indonesia uses 'rupiyah'. bangladesh went for bengali 'taka' after independence.


                            but i think pakistan should switch to arabic name. that is quite logical step in making identity more and more arabic and non-indian. mushy shuld also change name to parvez bin musharraf.

                            and keeping arabic pronunciation, pakistan should become 'baakistan'.

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                              #15
                              What is 'bin' binary like a compiler? http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gifhttp://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/wink.gif
                              Anyway Arabic seems to be meliflous language though rather high on 'l' s.
                              Like everything is 'llalllaa', 'illallla' kinda words.
                              So in confirming with Arab identity Pakistan should be 'llakistan' http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gifhttp://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/biggrin.gif

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