Islam has a rich tradition around finance. Crypto is prompting new questions. | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

The Washington Post logo

Islam has a rich tradition around finance. Crypto is prompting new questions.

13 mins | Mar 18, 2022
story image
What does their faith have to say about the new form of currency? Religious Muslims have debated for centuries how to handle financial matters. However, crypto is adding a whole new dimension to the conversation. Speaking with Islamic finance experts, religious scholars and young Muslim Bitcoin boosters, Gerrit De Vynck explores how many religious Muslims see crypto as a way to avoid the parts of the mainstream financial system that clash with the Qu'ran.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started