The status of the dhimmi in Islamic law
This study concerns mainly with the status and
position of dhimmi in various aspects of Islamic law.
It is an attempt to survey the legal status of dhimmi
in the scattered writings of Muslim jurists, and tie
them up systematically in a one work.
The Introduction deals with the purpose of the
inquiry, the scope, and the relevant literature of the
In Chapter One the Muslim conception of the world,
or Islamic law of nations; viz. dar al-Isläm, d8r alh"
arb. dgr al-'ahd. is analysed as is the nature of the
relationship among those states, and category of non-
Chapter Two is devoted to the dimmr's obligations
pertaining to the fundamental concepts of lizyah
kharä_i. 'ushr, and their need to observe some aspects
of Islamic law.
Chapter Three is concerned with the principles and
aspects of the Islamic conception of tolerance towards
non-Muslims as well as some archetypes of Muslim
Chapter Four gives a detailed discussion of the
dhimmi's judicial status in Islamic criminal and
family laws, and the law of contracts.Chapter Five is concerned mainly with the analysis
of dhimmf's religio-socio-political status. The
question of religious autonomy, political rights,
economic, education, welfare etc. will be discussed.
Finally, Chapter Six outlines the result of this