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Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
The article sheds light on the book“Al-Jizyah fī Misr (1713 – 1856 AD)” [Jizyahin Egypt] by the scholar Ayman Ahmad Mahmūd who argues that jizyah was abolished in Egypt before issuing the Hamayonian law and before all other Ottoman states.
The author discusses the recent constitutional amendments, and the concept of citizenship that has been stressed therein. He looks back in history on the skewed perceptions of citizenship which may have caused the threat posed to freedom and social peace in Egypt today. He further underlines the...
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