Ahl al-Kitab

Millet

MILLET The corruption of the Arabic term millah (religion or rite). The word has come to signify the people or community of a non-Muslim protected religion—that is, the Jews and the Christians, ahl al-kitab or ahl al-dhimmah (people of the book [the Bible], and people entrusted to Islam). AZIZ S. ATIYA Tags: Culture