Jizya Tax was Imposed on

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

A jizya tax was imposed on Hindus. The jizya tax has historically been regarded in Islam as payment for the Muslim ruler’s protection of non-Muslims, exemption from military service for non-Muslims, the right to practise a non-Muslim faith in a Muslim state with some communal autonomy, and tangible evidence of non-Muslims’ submission to the Muslim state and its laws.

Imposition of Jizya Tax

The Jizya was outlawed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar in 1579. In place of military duty, Aurangzeb chose to reimpose jizya on non-Muslim subjects in 1679. This decision was sharply opposed by numerous Hindu emperors and Mughal court officials.

  • Jizya was a fee the Muslim kings imposed on the region’s Hindu citizens in exchange for their protection.
  • Jizya was originally imposed in India by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. The Mughal emperor Akbar abolished jizya in the 16th century, but Aurangzeb reinstated it in the 17th.
  • Jizya was frequently paid for with silver. The clergy and those working for the government were exempt.
  • Gujarat contributed 3.5% of the total funds gathered from various sources, according to Rizvi.
  • Many Hindu artisans, loan sharks, and cloth vendors protested the imposition of the jizya in Delhi, but their demonstration was crushed by the elephants.


Jizya tax was imposed on

The Jizya tax was enforced on the Hindus. The Jizya tax has traditionally been regarded as a payment for the Muslim ruler’s protection, exemption from military service, the right to practice a non-Muslim religion in a Muslim state with some communal autonomy, and as a physical manifestation of non-Muslim subjects’ submission to the Muslim state and its laws.

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