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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41) They were free to choose to stay when they accepted to pay a special tax (capitation tax) called cizye.
With the above Table 2, it is possible to evaluate the shares of virgu, cizye, asar, customs revenues and agnam duty of three financial years within the budget revenues.
71) Rusya ile savasin uzun surmesi sebebiyle harap olan Eflak ve Bogdan'da iki sene cizye vergisinin alinmamasi hususunda Temmuz 1776 tarihli belge icin bakiniz.
This transformation had an immediate positive effect on their economic status--the new Muslims stopped paying Cizye tax.