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Hist 253 Professor Powers 10/30/08 Treatment of Non-Muslims During the duration of the Islamic empire the issue of the treatment of non- Muslims in Muslim territory has been an interesting topic. The ways in which Muslim jurists and rulers treated non-Muslims differed with respect to when and where the specific issues took place. However, if looking at the overall treatment on average it can be seen that the non-Muslims definitely experienced a great deal of subjugation. Many times the non-Muslims were made to wear girdles and specific head wear and only allowed to wear certain colored robes. They were also prohibited to wear turbans or other Muslim specific clothing or ride saddles similar to the Muslim ones. Often times the Muslims would destroy churches or other places of prayer along with the buildings or structures of non-Muslims that were taller/bigger than those of Muslims. Another common thing experienced by non- Muslims was their requirement to pay the poll tax as well as other fines or taxes (such as the ten percent trade tax) that were placed on them. Their dealings with
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This essay was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 253 taught by Professor Powers, d during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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