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Nov 04, 2015
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Tax Collection by ISIS in Nineveh Province, Iraq

#5154 | 04:09
Source: The Internet

Following are excerpts from a video on ISIS tax collection in the Nineveh Province of Iraq, posted on the Internet on November 4, 2015:

Abu Al-'Abbas Al-Ansari: Collection of the zakkat tax from the wealthy is carried out as follows: Each of the four departments has a professional tax-collecting team.

"One of the tax-collecting teams doing the rounds in the markets of Mosul"

ISIS Tax collector: Assalaam Alaykum.

Shop-owner: Alaykum Assalaam.

ISIS Tax collector: Assalaam Alaykum.

Shop-owner: Alaykum Assalaam.

"collection of the zakkat tax from shops"

ISIS Tax collector: We are from the zakkat department. Does your annual income reach the level requiring payment of the zakkat tax? May Allah reward you. Your name, please.


"Collection of zakkat tax from farm owners"

Farm owner: Assalaam Alaykum. How are you? May Allah reward you.

ISIS Tax collector: Hajj, is this grain yours?

Farm owner: Yes, Allah be praised.

ISIS Tax collector: How much do you have here?

Farm owner: Two and a half truckloads.

ISIS Tax collector: May Allah bless you.

"Tax-collection team doing the rounds in the villages outside Mosul"

ISIS Tax collector: Hajj, we are from the zakkat department.

Sheep farm owner: Welcome.

ISIS Tax collector: We have come to inform you that you have to pay the zakkat tax. Here is your voucher. Place your thumb here, please.

"Collection of the zakkat tax on livestock"


Abu Al-'Abbas Al-Ansari: The tax collected last year, 1436 AH, came to around 10,864,260,000 dinars. This money has been distributed on a monthly basis to the entitled families registered in the zakkat department. There are about 9,000 such families.


"Distribution of zakkat and aid to the entitled families"