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Dr. Abdulla al-Rabie

Dr. Abdulla al-Rabie, Professor of Cultural Relations at Imam University, in Riyyadh, discussed the peaceful relations between Muslims and the Crusaders in Greater Syria, pointing out the importance of economic relations between them.

The lecture mainly focused on the most important means, namely, currency, and how the Crusaders dealt with Islamic gold dinar, which was considered the “dollar” of trade between Muslim and Christian on the Mediterranean coasts. It traces the stages of minting, from distorted to exact copies, until the introduction of a Crusader currency with its special inscriptions and symbols.