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Managing Christians and Jews

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the ways that the muhtasib regulated Christians and Jews. In the first case, the muhtasib destroyed a church because the clappers used to call worshippers to prayer were too ... More


Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables: (Pope Mark VI to Pope Mark VIII, 1646–1798)

Magdi Guirguis

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at how a real and tangible shift occurred in the middle of the seventeenth century in the leadership of the community, away from the Coptic popes and toward distinguished notables.


Pluralism, Dhimmī Rules, and the Regulation of Difference

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes juristic debate on a range of issues related to the regulation of dhimmīs in the Muslim empire. The chapter starts with an analysis of the jizya or poll tax that non-Muslims ... More


Yemen: Muslim and Jewish Interactions in the Tribal Sphere

Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Except for Aden, Yemen was an independent entity beginning in 1918 under the Imamate. This chapter analyzes the striking resemblance of tribal dissension in Yemen to Arab–Berber unrest in southern ... More


Jewish-Muslim Relations in Libya

Rachel Simon

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The tumultuous atmosphere clouding Muslim–Jewish coexistence in Libya was especially pronounced during Italian colonization (1911–43), during the British Military Administration (1943–52), and in ... More


‘Abd Al-ghani Al-nabulsi: Religious Tolerance and ‘Arabness’ in Ottoman Damascus

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Syria is traditionally known for its religious tolerance and as the birthplace of Arab nationalism. The themes of tolerance and “Arabness” run through al-Nabulsi's works and he drew inspiration in ... More


About the collection of jizya

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter written by Jarīd b. Asʽad to ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad concerning the collection of jizya. Jarīd writes that the jizya should only be paid over the harvest and that ʽAbd ... More


Interreligious Restrictions and Engagements

Mun’im Sirry

in Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199359363
eISBN:
9780199359387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359363.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The final chapter addresses social aspects of interreligious relations by examining reformist Muslim approaches to those passages of the Qur’ān that have often been regarded as obstacles to ... More


Return of the Solar King

Gregory A. Lipton

in Rethinking Ibn 'Arabi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190684501
eISBN:
9780190684532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190684501.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter challenges the widely held Perennialist view that Ibn ‘Arabi rejected the supersessionist doctrine of abrogation (naskh), by demonstrating that his positions on the religious Other ... More


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