Kharaj

Posted on 05/19/2012 by marina

KHARAJ خراج
A tax, or tribute on land. This was originally applied to a land tribute from non-Muslim tribes (Hidayah, vol. ii. p. 204), but it is now used for a tax, or land-rent due to the State. La-kharaj is a term used for lands exempt from any such payment.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam