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Tax from Non Muslims

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in response to reader comment: Why does Islam tax non believers at a higher tax rate?

Submitted by Muhammad Moosa (Kuwait), Aug 13, 2006 at 02:03

Jajiya or Islamic tax imposed in many places during Islamic sharia laws like in India Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb did it. He used to take 2.5% from Muslims for Zakat which is compulsory and also from Hindus depending upon their income as Jajia to full fill Govt. expenditures. Some people spread rumors that he used to take Tax (Jajia) only from Hindus which is not true at all.

Today Most of the Muslim/Arabs (Saudi Arab, Kuwait. UAE, Bahrain, Oman, etc. etc.) do not take any tax from ANYBODY....like Income tax....sale tax etc. etc.

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