Launching the Islamic Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham in UAE

The Islamic Gold Dinar was officially launched on 7th November 2001 by Islamic Mint. The gold coins are now available to the public in the seven Emirates of United Arab Emirates from branches of Thomas Cook Rostamani Exchange Company and Dubai Islamic Bank, who have joined forces with Islamic Mint for the launch. This is the first time in recent history that they have entered circulation through established and officially recognised channels, anywhere in the world.

The launch marked a significant breakthrough in the coin’s return into the realm of usage. The Islamic Gold Dinar was the currency of the Muslim Community from its first year�s right up to the fall of the Osmanli Khalifate, and was ousted precisely by the persistent infiltration of non-Shari’i money instruments into the Muslims societies, by those forces wishing to harness the vast wealth of the Islamic homelands.