Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661633
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743399 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies

Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

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This chapter analyzes juristic debate on a range of issues related to the regulation of dhimmīs in the Muslim empire. The chapter starts with an analysis of the jizya or poll tax that non-Muslims would pay, and then addresses issues of property and liability for theft, the protection of chattel property, charitable endowments, the development of churches and synagogues, home construction regulations, attire and transport, and the capacity of dhimmīs to be witnesses in court.

Keywords: dhimmīs; jizya; legal liability; property; witness; charitable endowments

Chapter.  22760 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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