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IN HIS dying charge to his successor he said, 'I charge the Caliph after me to be kind to the Dhimmis [non-Muslims under Islamic protection], to keep their covenant, to protect them, and not to burden them above their strength.'
WHO WAS THIS CALIPH ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 30 Dec '11 05:33 pm
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Omar Bin Khattab
Answered by klm, 30 Dec '11 07:23 pm

 
  
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Christian Evidence of the Caliph's Treatment

"In his [Umar, the 2nd Caliph of Islam] dying charge to his successor he said, 'I charge the Caliph after me to be kind to the Dhimmis [non-Muslims under Islamic protection], to keep their covenant, to protect them, and not to burden them above their strength.'

There is Christian evidence to support this view. Ishoyabth, who was patriarch from AD 647 to 657, writes, 'The Arabs, to who God gave the dominion over the world, behave to us as you know. They are not hostile to Christianity, but praise our religion, honour priests and saints, and help the Churches and Monastries.'"

Source: Caliph and their non-Muslim subjects: A critical study of the covenant of Umar. A. S. Tritton. Routledge Library Editions: Islam. 2008, p. 138-139
Answered by hazir jawab, 30 Dec '11 05:36 pm

 
  
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Answered by aflatoon, 30 Dec '11 05:35 pm

 
  
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