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    Posted by Aakrisha on July 9, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    What was the name of the Mughal emperor who imposed the Jizya tax on non-Muslims?

    Shayan replied 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Shayan

    July 9, 2024 at 5:33 pm
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    The Mughal emperor who imposed the Jizya tax on non-Muslims was Aurangzeb. Aurangzeb reigned as the sixth Mughal emperor from 1658 to 1707 CE.

    In 1679, Aurangzeb reinstated the Jizya tax, which was a poll tax levied on non-Muslim subjects of the Mughal Empire. The Jizya tax had been abolished by Akbar, one of Aurangzeb’s predecessors, as part of his policy of religious tolerance. However, Aurangzeb reintroduced the tax as part of his efforts to enforce Islamic orthodoxy and increase revenues for the empire.

    The imposition of the Jizya tax was controversial and seen by many as discriminatory against non-Muslims. It was one of the contributing factors to growing resentment and revolts against Aurangzeb’s rule, which ultimately led to the decline of the Mughal Empire in the years after his death.

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