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Religious Pluralism and Islamic LawDhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law$
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Anver M. Emon

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.001.0001

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Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

(p.95) 3 Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference
Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Anver M. Emon

Oxford University Press

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

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