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Kitab al-Amwal : English
Kitab al-Amwal : English
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Details:  Kitab al-Amwal : English, (The Book of Revenue),
Paperback - 237 pages,
by Abu Jafar ibn al-Dawudi,
Translated by Abul Muhsin Sharf ud-Din.

Description :

This work consists of the English translation of the Arabic text of Kitab Al-Amwal of Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Nasr Al-Dawudi (d.402/1011) al-Maliki al-Asadi, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, with explanatory note and introduction.

The text deals with broad principles of state revenues, military administration, international law of war and peace, and the author's verdicts (fatawa) on the settlement of lands. It also deals with the administration of properties acquired unlawfully and those abandoned with no legal owners. The work throws light on variopus kinds of earnings and suggests methods to maintain balance in society between various groups or rich and poor people.

Contents :

---Note on Transliteration,
-----[i], The work of Abu Jafar al-Da'udi,
-----[ii], The Author,
-----[iii], The manuscript,
-----[iv], Influence of Kitab al-Amwal on other works,
-----[v], The subject.

Part One :
---Chapter [1], Properties that fall into the hands of the rulers, and booties, (al-khums),
---Chapter [2], Awards by the Imam as additional share (al-nafal) before fighting,
---Chapter [3], Division of the booty, determination of near relations, (dhawaul qurba),
---Chapter [4], The spoils of war belonging to the Prophet, and his wealth,
---Chapter [5], Policy on enemy lands captured by the Muslims,
---Chapter [6], Terms on which Umar' acquired the land,
---Chapter [7], The tillers of the land, their inheritance and women,
---Chapter [8], Founding of towns, grant of lands (iqta), revival of dead lands, (mawat),
---Chapter [9], On the boundary of wells, herbage, water, fire, firewood and salt,
---Chapter [10]. Cultivation and appropriation of kharaj lands by the rulers (umara) and on turning the Property of Allah, into their private estates.

Part Two :
---Chapter [1], On register (al-diwan) and receiving state allowances,
---Chapter [2], On anfal, fay, ghanimah and ushr of lands,
---Chapter [3], On Ifriqiyyah, Spain and Sicily,
---Chapter [4], On renunciation of allowances (ata) paid by those who turned God's property (mal-Allah) into private estates. their transaction, demand for payment, their petty trade and profits accruing therefrom.

Part Three :
---Chapter [1], On execution, releasing on grace, and on ransom,
---Chapter [2], On discussion of truce, apprehension of betrayal by the one in the middle,
---Chapter [3], On the conquest of Makkah, its inhabitants, properties, all its affairs,
---Chapter [4], On the wages and allowances (ja'ail) fixed for fighters,
---Chapter [5], On jizyah and Banu Taghlib,
---Chapter [6], On the presents offered by the disbelievers to the Muslims: The presents offered by the rulers: On defrauding: & on the permissibility of taking food & fodder,
---Chapter [7], On the wealth of Muslims found in the Booty, one who embraces Islam whilst he has anothers Muslims wealth, one who embraces Islam and finds in the hand of a Muslim all that was taken away from  him as Booty, one who pays the ransom of a Muslim or offers ransom for the slave of a Muslim,
---Chapter [8], On the inhabitants of the enemy territory who enter the Muslim terroritory with the pledge of security while they hold in their possession Muslim individuals free or slave; or on those some of whose slaves embrace Islam; or on those who come as envoys but later embrace Islam and want to remain in the Muslim terroritory.
---Chapter [9], On inviting (to Islam) before fighting: On entering the enemy territory: and on settling at frontier towns,
---Chapter [10], On al-Zakah,
---Chapter [11], On the wealth liable for al-Zakah: and on the rates of Zakah: and on the dues on wealth,

Part Four :
---Chapter [1], On the wealth the owners of which are not-known: on the usurped wealth: and those whose owners all or some are exiled; and on dealing with usurpers; transgressors; and those who are forced to settle at usurped land; and also means of earning disapproved and lawful,
---Chapter [2], On solicitation of aid (mas'alah),
---Chapter [3], On sufficiency poverty and wealth.

---Select Bibliography,

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