ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
YEAR : 2013, VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 2
 
THE  MYTH  OF  JIZYA 
Dr. Tarun Pratap Yadav
 
ABSTRACT
European scholars exhibit bias while discussing Islamic economics and fnances. Western scholars have spread canard about the Jizya tax pitting its origin to Islamic expansionism and oppression of the conquered non-Muslim subjects. Jizya is represented as oppressive measure to force the subject races against their will to embrace Islam in order to escape the burden of this tax. The quick expansion of Islam is attributed to the operationalization of Jizya. The paper examines the notion from multi-pronged sources and in the process refects upon an important aspect of Islamic economics.
 
KEYWORD
ahl al-dhimmah , Caliphate, dirham, Jizya, , Kharaj(land tax), zakah.
 
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