Al-muwafaqah wal jam‘ah

Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-muwafaqah wal jam‘ah"

Pertaining to fiscal administration of the ‘Abbasids (AD 750–974), it referred to comprehensive accounts (hisab jami‘) presented by an ‘amil (tax collector) on relinquishing his appointment. The accounts were termed muwafaqah if the accounts were agreed upon by both the submitting ‘amil and the authority concerned. They were termed muhasabah if there was any difference over the accounts.

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