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From metal to paper: validating paper money from Islamic perspective

Sifat, Imtiaz Mohammad and Mohamad, Azhar (2018) From metal to paper: validating paper money from Islamic perspective. International Journal of Ethics and Systems, 34 (1). pp. 2-19. ISSN 2514-9369

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical, historical, and legal account and analysis of how money, an inexorable lubricant of all economies, evolved from metallic origins to acceptance in paper form in Muslim traditions. Design/methodology/approach – This paper underlines flaws, points of objections, corollaries and counter-points, and it ends with a thematic discussion on the way forward for Muslim nations with respect to various political and regulatory implications for implementations of potential paper money alternatives Findings – After undergoing experimentation and customary use of various objects as money (such as sea shells, gold, silver, stones, tobacco, etc.), the world has finally settled down by embracing paper money as an official medium of exchange. Originality/value – Paper money also endured many financial crises and initial oppositions to its premise. From an Islamic standpoint, paper money poses certain flaws and limitations that can make it unacceptable from legal perspectives. Keywords Africa, Bimetallism, Shariah, Currency, Murabitun movement, Paper money Paper type Research paper

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3334/62163
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa, Bimetallism, Shariah, Currency, Murabitun movement, Paper money
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr Azhar Mohamad
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 16:47
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 16:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62163

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