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Islamic civilization.

The Dhimmis and their Role in the Administration of the Fatimid State

One of the most recurring questions today is the Islamic state's relationship with the dhimmis (Jews and
Christians living under early Muslim rule) and their status in the early days of Islam and up to the late days of the
Islamic Caliphate. This relationship may have been varying, swinging up and down. Perhaps the more legitimate
questions are: What were the factors that affected the nature of the Dhimmis relationship with the ruling power in
the Islamic state? What was the status of the Dhimmis and what roles did they play in the early Islamic states,


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