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Submitted by rashid (United Kingdom), Jul 9, 2007 at 10:19

according to islam, if a dhimmi can't pay jizya due to lack of money, or poverty, then he doesn't need to pay. Where you think the concept of welfare state comes from? women, children, old people, monks. disabled and poor people are exempt from paying the jizya tax. and the jizya tax is less than the zakah which muslims have to pay.

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