Jizya tax is the tax imposed on permanent non-Muslim subjects of a state governed by Islamic law in return for the safety of their lives.
- The jizya tax was initiated by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Jizya was abolished by the Mughal ruler Akbar in the 16th century. In 1679 Aurangzeb reintroduced the jizya.
- Jizya was a tax levied by the Muslim rulers on Hindu residents of the territory in return for their protection. In India, Qutb-ud-din Aibak imposed jizya for the first time.
- Jizya was abolished by the Mughal ruler Akbar in the 16th century but was re-introduced by Aurangzeb in the 17th century.