zakat vesus jizyah


#1

Zakat is one of the pilar of islam.It is a payment of money or in kind by a muslim to be given to the poor.It is therefore an islamic charity. zakat is therefore an islamic virtue.

whereas

jizyah is a tribute in money or in kind which is paid by non muslim as a badge of thier surrender or submission or subjection. the koran supports this, it says in surrah 9:29 " fight the unbeliever until they pay jizyah with WILLING SUBMISSION AND FEEL THEMSELVES SUBSUED". The koran uses words 'submission" and ‘subdued’ not protection.

THEREFORE jizya is a badge of surrender or submission or subjection of non muslim as such an act of humiliation.

Analysis;

a non muslim citizen in an islamic government is always a subject by virtue of his jizya while a muslim citizen in thesame islamic government is not a subject becuase he does not pay jizya.

Therefore; a non muslim in an islamic government is always a second class citizen vis-a-vis a muslim citizen


#2

[quote=memnoch_lover]Zakat is one of the pilar of islam.It is a payment of money or in kind by a muslim to be given to the poor.It is therefore an islamic charity. zakat is therefore an islamic virtue.

whereas

jizyah is a tribute in money or in kind which is paid by non muslim as a badge of thier surrender or submission or subjection. the koran supports this, it says in surrah 9:29 " fight the unbeliever until they pay jizyah with WILLING SUBMISSION AND FEEL THEMSELVES SUBSUED". The koran uses words 'submission" and ‘subdued’ not protection.

THEREFORE jizya is a badge of surrender or submission or subjection of non muslim as such an act of humiliation.

Analysis;

a non muslim citizen in an islamic government is always a subject by virtue of his jizya while a muslim citizen in thesame islamic government is not a subject becuase he does not pay jizya.

Therefore; a non muslim in an islamic government is always a second class citizen vis-a-vis a muslim citizen
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Zakah is not only a charity. It is compulsory, just like the five daily prayers. The same way the non-Muslim citizen has to pay the jizya, the Muslim citizen HAS TO PAY ZAKAT! After the death of the Prophet peace be upon him, Abu Bakr said he would fight every Muslim who refuses to pay zakat. The poor Muslims don’t have to pay zakat and the poor non-Muslim citizens don’t have to pay jizya.


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