Jizya

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Jizya

A tax historically imposed on non-Muslims living in under Islamic law. The jizya was levied on a per capita basis and formed a major source of state revenue in some Muslim societies. In exchange for paying the jizya, non-Muslims were not required to pay zakat.
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This transformation had an immediate positive effect on their economic status--the new Muslims stopped paying Cizye tax.
In other words, some specific taxes as Cizye, imposed only on the non-Muslims, acted as a kind of "economic argument" or "indirect duress" encouraging conversion to Islam.
Vezir-i a'zam Koprili-zade Fazil Ahmed Pasaya bir kaside-i garra nazm idup pesen-dide-i asafiolmagla mukabelesinde ol 'asra mahsus olan cizye kitabetini .