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Jizyah in History

Jizyah, is not a concept which came later in Islam. It is a concept embedded in the very origin of Islam. In this excerpt from his book 'Jizyah and The Spread of Islam', Dr. Harsh Narain discusses how Jizyah was implemented by the Prophet himself and how the First Four Right Guided Caliphs made it a permanent institution of Islam, realizing that it was both a source of revenue as well as an ultimate weapon for conversion to Islam.

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Jizyah: The Fiscal Jihad

In this second part of the series on Jizyah, Dr. Harsh Narain, one of India’s finest historians of modern India tells us how Jizyah was nothing more than a means of fiscal Jihad, through which conversion to Islam was sought and encouraged by fiscally punishing the Hindus. This is an excerpt from ‘Jizyah and the Spread of Islam’.

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