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Conditions for Dhimmis

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Submitted by Arne Rasmussen (Brazil), Jul 22, 2005 at 20:19

IX/29: Fight those who do not profess the true faith (Islam) till they pay the jiziya (poll tax) with the hand of humility.

This verse in Quran gave birth to the law that all non muslims living in an Islamic state have to pay the jiziya or poll tax for the privilege of being there. These people are called dhimmis and are allowed to live and work in the Islamic lands under the following 20 disabilities: (one has to wonder if apartheid was derived from this)

They are not to build any new places of worship.

They are not to repair any old places of worship which have been destroyed by the muslims.

They are not to prevent muslim travellers from staying in their places of worship.

They are to entertain for 3 days any Muslim who wants to stay in their homes and for a longer period if the muslim falls ill.

They are not to harbor any hostility or give aid and comfort to hostile elements.

They are not to prevent any one of them from getting converted to Islam.

They have to show respect to every Muslim.

They have to allow Muslims to participate in their private meetings.

They are not to dress like muslims.

They are not to name themselves with Muslim names.

They are not to ride on horses with saddle and bridle.

They are not to possess arms.

They are not to wear signet or seals on their fingers.

They are not to sell or drink liquor openly

They are to wear a distinctive dress which shows their inferior status and separates them from Muslims.

They are not to propagate their custom and usages among the muslims.

They are not to build their houses in the neighbourhood of muslims.

They are not to bring their dead near the graveyards of the muslims.

They are not to observe their religious practices publicly or mourn their dead loudly.

They are not to buy muslim slaves.

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