Jizyah (Tax)

Moderate Muslims reject the dhimmi system, including jizya, as inappropriate for this age of nation-states and democracies

The majority of scholars say that the jizya must be taken with gentleness, not harshness

It was an unusually tolerant practice by the early caliphates contrary to the practices of the Byzantine Empire

The tax was so little that avoiding it was cannot be a motive for conversion to Islam

It protected Jews from other atrocities that they frequently suffered in the West

Muslims paid higher taxes

It is an excellent model of co-existence of different cultures under Islamic rule