Silver Dirham of Caliph Abd Malik ibni Marwan 1 Dirham 3 grams
- Gift wrapping:
- Options available
- Proof Quality:
- 1 Dirham
- Precious Metal Content (grams):
- Minimum Gross Weight (grams):
- Maximum Diameter (mm):
- Maximum Thickness (mm):
- Maximum Mintage:
The Silver Dirham of Caliph Abd Malik ibni Marwan was designed as an exact replica of the first Islamic coin minted in the year 75H (697AD) by the Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646–705 AD) who was the 5th Umayyad Caliph. Caliph Abd Malik ibn Marwan did away with what was considered the practice at the time where coins were inscribed with images. Instead, he used the arabic text "There is no God but Allah, He has no partner" on the front side and "Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten" on the reverse side of the coin. The Caliph reverted to the Islamic model where sovereignty, which was always expressed in a coinage, lies not with the head of state, caliph, king or emperor but with Allah.
The design of this coin was done with great care and painstaking attention to detail with the purpose of reliving the legacy of the great Caliph.
This coin is available in both gold and silver.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is meticulously struck with 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stating the purity of the coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a card size package accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
About The Caliph Abd Malik Ibn Marwan Series
The gold dinar and the silver dirham are historically considered Shari’ah money, upon which the Shari’ah principles of muamalat, zakat, mahar and hudud are based. The dinar and dirham contribute towards the attainment of maqasid al-Shari’ah, i.e. the protection of faith (iman), life (nafs), intellect (aql), posterity (nasl) and wealth (mal) as expounded by Imam Al-Ghazali and Al-Shatibi. The dinar and dirham lost their role as money after the collapse of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. However, gold continued to play a role in international monetary system until Bretton Woods collapsed in 1971.
The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is reported to have said:
“A time is certainly coming over mankind in which there will be nothing (left) that will be of use (or benefit) save a Dinar and a Dirham.” - Musnad Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal
Imam Ghazali stated that God created gold and silver as the true measure of value. Indeed, monetary systems based on gold and silver contribute towards just, stable, vibrant and sustainable economies, devoid of persistent inflation and unemployment.
When the prophet s.a.w. preached Islam in the early 7th century, the Roman coin called denarius was circulating among the Arabs. Dirham is derived from the word drachma, the coin from the Greek-speaking Roman Byzantine Empire. The prophet accepted them as the monetary standard for the Muslims. Nevertheless, the first Islamic coin was minted only in the year 75H (697AD) by Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646–705 AD) who was the 5th Umayyad Caliph. Abd al-Malik was a well-educated man and a capable ruler. Ibn Khaldun described him as “... one of the greatest Arab and Muslim Caliphs. He followed in the footsteps of `Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the Commander of the Believers, in regulating state affairs.”
Abd al-Malik replaced the Roman and Persian inscriptions on the dinar and dirham, respectively, with the syahadah ‘There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is His messenger.’ and simplistic inscriptions of Qur’anic verses.
Today, in the year 1438H (2017AD), aftar years, we are honoured to once again revive this legacy.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.