Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-hamulah"

Lit: Transport charges. Tech: Transport charges of the tax on agricultural land paid by the tiller in kind. During medieval Islam, the peasant had the option to pay the tax in cash or in kind. In the latter case, he had to deliver the tax at the place designated by the government, bearing the transport charges himself. The jurists contended that this was an undesirable practice and the peasants should be exempted from it.

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