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Definition of "Al-tarij"

Pertaining to fiscal administration of the ‘Abbasids (AD 750–945), it referred to a register like the present-day ledger account of an individual tax payer. It had several columns relating to various taxes such as land tax (kharaj), poll tax (jizya), pasture tax (mar‘a), tax on meadows (muruj), receipts (bara’), and the balance (baqi). It also showed the charges of the tax collector.

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