Origins of Islamic Policy
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June 25, 2017
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By 681, the caliphate was moved to Damascus, pushing the Byzantines north. With new Byzantine influence, a more imperialistic approach was taken by Muslim conquerors. Governors were chosen and sent to oversee the newly subjugated regions and to administer the conversion of natives.
With newly conquered lands and newly converted peoples, laws and policies had to be formed...
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Umar II, an Umayyad caliph living in the 8th century, sent a draft to the governors outlining fiscal policies to be instated. This set of laws regarded taxation, emigration, Almsgiving, trade, land rights and conversion to Islam.
Natives of the conquered lands were given the choice of whether or not to submit to Allah, and many chose not to...
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