cUmar assurance of safety to the people of aelia and executive aspect of muslim concept of sovereignty

Aminurraasyid Yatiban , and Fatimatuzzahra Abd Rahman, (2012) cUmar assurance of safety to the people of aelia and executive aspect of muslim concept of sovereignty. In: 13th International Academic Conference on Islamic Jerusalem Studies, 10 - 12 April 2012, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate executive aspect of Muslim concept of sovereignty in light of a historical and remarkable document, namely cUmar Assurance of Amān (Safety) to the people of Aelia. This document was creatively initiated by cUmar al-Khattab (13-23 AH/ 634-644 CE), the second Muslim Caliph during the first Muslim conquest of Islamicjerusalem or also known as Aelia, purposely to determine future relationships among the people of the region. Since cUmar Assurance was in the heart of Muslim government during that time, it seems vital for the researcher to investigate how did cUmar implement executive aspect of Muslim sovereignty over the people of the ‘newly-conquered’ region of Aelia. Indeed, the executive body of the Muslim government represents an essential part within the societal affairs and organisation of the region. This paper also endeavours to examine the responses of local inhabitants to the new Muslim rulers. This is very exciting as the inhabitants of the region consist of multiracial and multireligious communities, namely Christians, Jews and others with Christians were still remaining the majority.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: cUmar Assurance of Safety - Islamicjerusalem - Sovereignty - Executive aspects - Multireligious communities.
Faculty: Centre for Modern Languages and Generic Development
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 10:34
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 10:38
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/347

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