Citation for Bayt al-Mal

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"Bayt al-Mal." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jan 23, 2020. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e324>.

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"Bayt al-Mal." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e324 (accessed Jan 23, 2020).

Bayt al-Mal

House of money. Historically, a financial institution responsible for the administration of taxes. Acted as royal treasury for caliphs and sultans, managing personal finances and government expenditures. Administered distribution of zakah (obligatory alms) revenues for public works. Modern Islamic economists deem the institutional framework appropriate for Islamic society.

See also Diwan

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