The founder of Pasar Muamalah Depok, West Java, Zaim Saidi has arrested by Bareskrim Polri related to the use of dinars and dirhams as means of payment.
Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono in his statement, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, said, the arrest of Zaim Saidi was carried out by the Directorate of Special Economic Crimes on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
But, Rusdi did not want to explain clearly about the arrest.
As information, the phenomenon of using dirhams and dinars as means of payment in a number of areas on Java Island suddenly went viral in cyberspace. The important information was obtained from the Muslim Youth Twitter account @ Pencerah__.
From his tweet, it was revealed that the use of dirhams in buying and selling transactions was concentrated in a trading center called Muamalah Market.
“The Muamalah markets are under the authority of Amirat Nusantara, led by Zaim Saidi. He is known as the pioneer of the movement for the return of gold dinars and silver dirhams in Indonesia,” the account wrote Thursday, January 28, 2021.
He explained that these activities were part of the action against the economic system prevailing in Indonesia. The reason is that Zaim and his followers think the existing trade ecosystem does not match their views.
“Zaim Zaidi is against the current financial system which he considers usury capitalism,” he said.
In the post, @Pencerah__ revealed that Zaim had been campaigning for the use of dirhams and dinars for a long time. This is corroborated by the evidence he posted on his Twitter page.