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What were salient features of JIZYA TAX collected during Alamgir Aurangzeb reign ?

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Asked by Ignorants, 07 Jan '12 04:57 pm
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The Jizya tax is unfair. It establishes a prejudist system of taxation where one group of people, the Muslims, pay a certain tax called Zakat. If that same group of people were not Muslims, they would have paid a different tax called Jizya. Jizya is also a prejudist system of taxation because it prevents a group of people from joining the military and its highest ranking officials. That same group is also prevented from taking high political positions in the state based on their religious background.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Jan '12 05:26 pm

 
  
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Aurangzeb's imposition ofthe jizya tax which had drawn severe criticism from many Hindu historians. It is true that jizya was lifted during the reign of Akbar and Jahangir and that Aurangzeb later reinstated this. Before I delve into the subject of Aurangzeb's jizya tax, or taxing the non-Muslims, it is worthwhile to point out that jizya is nothing more than a war tax which was collected only from able-bodied young non-Muslim male citizens living in a Muslim country who did not want to volunteer for the defense of the country. That is, no such tax was collected from non-Muslims who volunteered to defend the country. This tax was not collected from women, and neither from immature males nor from disabled or old male citizens. For payment of such taxes, it became incumbent upon the Muslim government to protect the life, property and wealth of its non-Muslim citizens. If for any reason the government failed to protect its citizens, especially during a war, the taxable amount was returned. ...more
Answered by azam khan, 07 Jan '12 05:06 pm

 
  
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Now let us deal with Aurangzeb's imposition ofthe jizya tax which had drawn severe criticism from many Hindu historians. It is true that jizya was lifted during the reign of Akbar and Jahangir and that Aurangzeb later reinstated this. Before I delve into the subject of Aurangzeb's jizya tax, or taxing the non-Muslims, it is worthwhile to point out that jizya is nothing more than a war tax which was collected only from able-bodied young non-Muslim male citizens living in a Muslim country who did not want to volunteer for the defense of the country. That is, no such tax was collected from non-Muslims who volunteered to defend the country. This tax was not collected from women, and neither from immature males nor from disabled or old male citizens. For payment of such taxes, it became incumbent upon the Muslim government to protect the life, property and wealth of its non-Muslim citizens. If for any reason the government failed to protect its citizens, especially during a war, the taxable ...more
Answered by truth exposed, 07 Jan '12 04:58 pm

 
  
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It was a curse and most unlawful and illegal tax.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 07 Jan '12 04:58 pm

 
  
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I agree!. It was a curse and most unlawful and illegal tax.
Answered by tanu, 29 Oct 09:40 pm

 
  
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