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 (dĭm′ē) Islam
n. pl. dhim·mis
1. A non-Muslim subject of a state governed according to the shari'a who is granted the freedom to worship and is entitled to the protection of life and property by the state, although constrained to pay a special tax and not granted the full legal status accorded to Muslim subjects. The status of dhimmi was originally limited to Christians and Jews but has occasionally been extended to Hindus, Zoroastrians, and others.
2. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a non-Muslim who is perceived as behaving in a conciliatory manner toward Islam.

[Arabic ḏimmī, from Arabic ḏimma, protected status of a dhimmi, from Arabic ḏamma, to blame (so called because those with dhimmi status are entitled to blame their protectors and demand justice if their protectors do not fulfill their obligations); see ḏmm in Semitic roots.]


a non-Muslim living in a state governed by sharia law
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According to the leading ulemas, the position of non-Muslims in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will be that of dhimmis (meaning protected person in Arabic) and they will not be full citizens of Pakistan because they will not have the same rights as Muslims.
I will not rehearse van Bladel's sound arguments for this poem's premises, namely, that the different religions regard the same God but from different points of view, that Harranian Sabianism is a normal and legitimate religious position, that Sabians are dhimmis, that the Sabian religion is more strictly monotheistic than Christianity or Zoroastrianism while placing an emphasis upon the stars.
Maintaining Muslim armies, conducting the jihad, protecting the hajj, taxing the dhimmis, articulating the sharia and enforcing it--acts that we might take to be military and political--were for these men first and foremost works of piety.
Adultery, sodomy, and apostasy were savagely punished; and Christians and Jews as dhimmis were legally inferior to Muslims and forced to pay a special tax, the jizya.
One that draws on material from The Sword of Ambition and was written around 1310--the Radd xAalyu ahl al-dhimmah ( Response to the dhimmis ) by Ghyuzy1/2 ibn al-Wyusi[sz] [degrees]y1/2--survives in one manuscript that Columbia University happens to own.
The collective defence function of jihad also placed important restrictions on the foreign policy powers of the Islamic State: it could not, for example, make peace on terms that allowed a non-Islamic State to continue holding Muslims or dhimmis as prisoners.
This admirable translation of Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat aldhimmmah (Unshething Ambition's Sword to Extract What the Dhimmis Hoard) by "an unemployed Egyptian scholar and former bureaucrat", 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi (d.
The verse that described non-Muslims as dhimmis (non-Muslim citizen of an Islamic state) was revealed in the year 631 Hijri.
During the classical centuries of Islam, persecution of dhimmis (9) was very rare.
They want us to be dhimmis, but we reject that," Bassil concluded.
Nevertheless before the colonial intervention non-Muslim religious communities called dhimmis paid the jizya or protection tax and were entitled to internal autonomy in the Ottoman Empire and elsewhere in Muslim societies.
It didn't take Mohammad too long to show his displeasure with the Jews, and among the many things he got accomplished during his years as a warrior-prophet were the expulsion from Medina of two of its Jewish tribes, the Banu Kaynuka and Banu Nadir, the complete annihilation of the third, the Banu Qurayza (800 men beheaded, women and children enslaved) and the complete subjugation of the Jewish tribes of Khaybar (whose land he stole, forcing them to become tenants and pay a large tribute in money and crops, essentially the first to be dhimmis (4)).