posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 03:24 AM
reply to post by svmpua
thank you for your open minded thread.
Originally posted by svmpua
What is Jijya?
Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah is a per capita tax levied on an Islamic state's non-Muslim citizens.From the point of view of the Muslim
rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims' acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, ".In return, non-Muslim citizens
were permitted to practice their faith, to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy, to be entitled to the Muslim state's protection from outside
in the past when there were wars between Polytheist and Islamic government under the rule of Mohammad those minorities (christians,jews,and atheists)
did not engage in wars, so Jijya was some sort of tax that the minorities would pay because of their exemptions for participating in wars or
governmental issues. also there were and there are other taxes for muslims which is called Zakat
And perform As-Salat (praying), and give Zakat, and whatever of good (deeds that Allah loves) you send forth for yourselves before you, you
shall find it with Allah. Certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what you do.
- Koran 2:110
What did Mohammad say regarding Jijya?
Qur'an (9:29) -
"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge
the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves
that is not the speech of Mohammad it is regarded as speech of God to Mohammad.
some rules are secondary rules in Islam and they are free to be altered according to the situation of societies.
for example Jijya was a rule according to the situation of that time but nowadays nationality is an identity. so people should participate in wars and
governmental issues regardless of their Ideologies and even minorities. so there is no need for taxes like Jijya. but still Muslims should pay taxes
like Zakat !
or Islam had some rules for slavery which was a usual event in that time. among many nations.
And those slaves who seek a contract [for eventual emancipation] from among whom your right hands possess - then make a contract with them
if you know there is within them goodness and give them from the wealth of Allah which He has given you. And do not compel your slave girls to
prostitution, if they desire chastity, to seek [thereby] the temporary interests of worldly life. -Koran 24:33
what people do not pay attention is that Koran has instructed people for freeing slaves many times.
We have certainly created man into hardship
Does he think that never will anyone overcome him?
He says, "I have spent wealth in abundance."
Does he think that no one has seen him?
Have We not made for him two eyes?
And a tongue and two lips?
And have shown him the two ways?
But he has not broken through the difficult pass.
And what can make you know what is [breaking through] the difficult pass?
It is the freeing of a slave,
Or feeding on a day of severe hunger
An orphan of near relationship,
Or a needy person in misery
.............. Koran 90:10
but now humanity has reached this maturity to condemn slavery.
the only true Islamic government was the Government of Mohammad but after his death gradually governments changed to inheritable monarchies (contrary
moreover Taliban,AlQaeda,Saudies,..... are just some black sheeps and even their existence is contrary to Islam !!!
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