Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Aḥkām ahl al-dhimma
(1,878 words)

Aḥkām ahl al-milal

‘Laws regarding the dhimmīs’; ‘Regulations for the People of the religions’

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This large work, which runs to 873 pages in the 1961 edition of Subḥī l-Ṣāliḥ, provides a comprehensive account of Islamic regulations pertaining to non-Muslims. The book begins by responding to an inquiry about the jizya, or poll tax, collected from non-Muslims (ahl al-dhimma) living within Islamic territorie…

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Hoover, Jon, “ Aḥkām ahl al-dhimma”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2010

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