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History of the Jews under Muslim rule With the Arab conquest and the arrival of Islam in Tunisia in the eighth century, the " People of the Book " including Jews and Christians were given a choice between conversion to Islam which some Jewish Berbers have done and submission to the dhimma.
The Dhimma is a pact of protection allowing the non-Muslims to practice their worship, to administer according to their laws and have their property and lives saved in return for the payment of the jizyacapitation tax levied on the free men, The wearing of distinctive clothing and the lack of construction of new places of worship.
Moreover, dhimmis couldn't marry Muslim women — the reverse was possible if the Jewish wife converted and proselytized. They must also treat Muslims and Islam with respect and humility.
Any violation of this pact resulted in expulsion or even death. Jews were economically, culturally and linguistically integrated into society, while retaining their cultural and religious peculiarities.
If it is slow, arabization is faster in urban areas, following the arrival of Jews from the East in the wake of the Arabsand in the wealthy classes.
They soon withdrew, however; primarily because they were loath to fight against their coreligionists of other parts of Mauritania, who remained faithful to the caliphate of Baghdad; and secondarily, because of some indignities committed by Idris against Jewish women.
The victorious Idris avenged this defection by attacking the Jews in their cities. The Jews were required to pay a capitation-tax and provide a certain number of virgins annually for Idris' harem.
The Jewish tribe 'Ubaid Allah preferred to migrate to the east rather than to submit to Idris; according to a tradition, the Jews of the island of Djerba are the descendants of that tribe. In Imam Idris was poisoned at the command of caliph Harun al-Rashid it is said, by the governor's physician Shamma, probably a Jewand circa the Aghlabite dynasty was established.
Under the rule of this dynasty, which lasted untilthe situation of the Jews in Tunis was very favorable. As of old, Bizerta had a Jewish governor, and the political influence of the Jews made itself felt in the administration of the country.
Especially prosperous at that time was the community of Kairwan Kairouanwhich was established soon after the foundation of that city by Uqba bin Nafi in the year A period of reaction set in with the accession of the Zirite Al-Mu'izz —62who persecuted all heterodox sects, as well as the Jews.
The persecution was especially detrimental to the prosperity of the Kairwan community, and members thereof began to emigrate to the city of Tunis, which speedily gained in population and in commercial importance.
The accession of the Almohad dynasty to the throne of the Maghreb provinces in proved disastrous to the Jews of Tunis. The first Almohad, ' Abd al-Mu'minclaimed that Muhammad had permitted the Jews free exercise of their religion for only five hundred years, and had declared that if, after that period, the messiah had not come, they were to be forced to embrace Islam.
Accordingly, Jews as well as Christians were compelled either to embrace Islam or to leave the country. Soon becoming suspicious of the sincerity of the new converts, the Almohadis compelled them to wear a special garb, with a yellow cloth for a head-covering.
Cultural heyday of Tunisian Jews.
As evidenced by the archives of the Cairo Genizacomposed between andthe dhimma is practically limited to the jizya. Jews worked in the service of the dynasty, as treasurers, doctors or tax collectors but their situation remained precarious.
Kairouannow the capital of the Aghlabids, was the seat of the most important community in the territory, attracting migrants from Umayyad, Italy and the Abbasid Empire. This community would become one of the major poles of Judaism between the ninth and eleventh centuries, both economically, culturally and intellectually, ensuring, through correspondence with the Talmudic Academies in BabyloniaLessons learned from Spain.
Many major figures of Judaism are associated with the city. Dunash ibn Tamimis the author or final editor whose discipline is a philosophical commentary on the Sefer Yetzirahwhere he developed conceptions close to his master's thought. Another disciple, Ishaq ibn Imran is considered the founder of the philosophical and medical school of Ifriqiya.
Jacob ben Nissim ibn Shahin, rector of the Center of Studies at the end of the tenth century, is the official representative of the Talmudic academies of Babylonia, acting as intermediaries between them and his own community.Start studying Grade 7, Chapter 10, Section 1, History, Byzantine and Muslim Civilizations, The Byzantine Empire.
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