Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah is a per capita tax levied on a section of an Islamic state’s non-Muslim citizens who meet certain criteria. The tax is and was to be levied on able-bodied adult males of military age and affording power.
Alrabieei calls Shia non-Muslim when Shia believes in the same God, Prophet and principles of Islam as any other Muslim sects do. In Arab countries one is called non-Muslim only to be looked down at and it is a way of degrading a person or a group. Anyone with basic knowledge and minimal education about Islam knows Shia are minorities within Islam, say Mustafa Akhwand the director of SRW. Also jizya can only be collected from male who meet certain criteria in return of the security and job opportunities that they enjoy in Islamic country.
Shia are Muslims. Even IF they were not considered Muslim, they would have to pay IF they enjoyed any security and financial ease…As the world witnesses Shia Muslims have no security in Islamic nations, and they are among the poorest population because of the oppression of their governments. Thousands of Shia Muslims are being killed and now they have to pay because they live in such environment?
This claim of Alrabieei is harmful and can lead to more human rights violations. SRW holds Saudi Arabia government responsible for this humiliating accuse since in this country all clerics are official employees of the government. Ali Alrabieei must be questioned by the authorities and stopped from enabling Shia rights violations immediately.