Bahtsul Masail NU Jatim Decides on Haram Cryptocurrency

Surabaya – Bahtsul masail Nahdlatul Ulama Regional Manager (PWNU) East Java which took place on Sunday (24/10) gave a decision that cryptocurrency, namely digital or virtual currency guaranteed by cryptography is haram.

In the event that also presented envoys from the Nahdlatul Ulama Branch Board (PCNU) and several pesantren in East Java decided that the law of using cryptocurrency as a means of transaction was haram.

This is because there will be several possibilities that can eliminate the legality of transactions.

“The participants of bahtsul masail have the view that although crypto has been recognized by the government as a commodity material, it still cannot be legalized sharia,” said Kiai Azizi Chasbullah, as mushahih.

He explained that the status of cryptocurrencies cannot be recognized commodities and is not allowed.

“For some considerations, among which there will be fraud in it, then punished haram,” said the alumni of Pesantren Lirboyo, Kediri.

In addition, at the time of discussion, participants of deliberation or musyawirin also considered that cryptocurrency did not have sharia benefits as described in the fiqh books.

Moreover, this is also justified by one of the team of cryptocurrency experts invited by PWNU Jatim to explain the chronology of correct practices in the use of cryptocurrencies.

Monitor this media, activities run dynamically. Participants are very enthusiastic about delivering answers based on authoritative and valid references, and can be accounted for. In fact, there was a heated debate between musyawirin and framers.

PWNU East Java held bahtsul masail in order to enliven Santri Day 2021. The event was attended by PCNU envoys in Jatim, Sunday (24/10).

The event which took place at PWNU East Java office, Jalan Masjid Al-Akbar Timur 9 Surabaya was also attended by envoys from a number of pesantren. Appeared to join participants from Pondok Lirboyo, Kediri, Nurul Jadid, Probolinggo, and several other pesantren.

“Bahtsul masail is very important to do by NU. Because, it is one of the wealth that is not owned by other organizations,” Ustadz Muhammad Shamsuddin as the head of the congregation.

Explained the Caretaker of Pondok Pesantren Hasan Jufri Putri Bawean, Gresik that the presence of participants is very important. Moreover, in the momentum of enlivening Santri Day 2021 as well as discussing a number of people’s problems.

Two issues are a topic of discussion. Namely cryptocurrencies or digital currencies in the view of fiqh; and review of Law No. 1/PNS/1965 on blasphemy.