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Posted at Dec 06/2010 03:34PM:
ian: A major change in land tenure that was not very good for the fellahin. Why did this turn out to be a more system wide economic problem under the later Mamluks? Think also about its relationship to the waqf.
Posted at Dec 03/2010 05:56PM:
Sabrina Ergun: A land granted to army officials in lieu of a regular wage in the Islamic Caliphate. The iqta’ system was established in the 9th century when insufficient tax revenue caused to state treasury to be unable to pay their officials. The land in the iqta’ was owned by non-Muslims and as therefore subject to a property tax. The land still remained the property of the owner, but the grant allowed the Muslim officer to collect a payment from the production of the land as his salary.