Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-amwāl
(214 words)



Date: Early 11th century

Original Language: Arabic


As is suggested by its title, this work is concerned with legal questions, including the system of poll tax, which is dealt with from a Mālikī point of view.


The work specifies the rights and duties of Christians and Jews, who as ‘protected people’ are given the freedom to follow their own beliefs and rituals, though not allowed full political rights …

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Kitāb al-amwāl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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