The Number of the ’Ahl aḏ-Ḏimma in the Vilayet of Armīnīya of the Arab Caliphate

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Abstract

The article is an attempt to restore the approximate number of the people classified by the Sharia law as 'ahl a-imma, i.e. gentiles (mostly Christians), who were under the protection of the Arab (Islamic) Caliphate in the vilayet of Armīnīya and in its three administrative units-Armīnīya I, Armīnīya II (Arrān), and Armīnīya III (Djurzan/ Ǧurzān).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalIran and the Caucasus
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

Keywords

  • Ahl a-imma
  • Ahl al-kitāb
  • Arab Caliphate
  • Arab Vilayet of Armīnīya
  • Arrān (Armīnīya II)
  • Djurzan/Ǧurzān (Armīnīya III)
  • State Taxes in the Caliphate
  • Djurzan/Gurzan (Arminiya III)
  • 'Ahl al-kitab
  • 'Ahl ad-dimma
  • Arab Vilayet of Arminiya
  • Arran (Arminiya II)

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