Can we trade gold for silver? If we listen to the Prophet Muhammad we won’t know what to do. First, Momo tells us clearly that we must trade gold for gold, which kind of defeats the entire purpose of capitalism. But then he turns around and tells us that it’s ok to trade silver for gold. In fact, they don’t even have to be equal in weight, which is good for the precious metals brokers. Can you imagine getting paid for an ounce of gold with an ounce of silver?
But which Hadith do we listen to? Muhammad made things pretty complicated for his followers.