Definition of "Al-kharaj"
Land tax that is levied by the state on the state-owned lands whether the cultivator is a lease-holder or a permanent tenant. The rates can be different in different times. Al-kharaj is payable only once in a year, irrespective of the number of crops, except in the case of kharaj al-muqasamah where it is assessed on each crop. See also al-jizyah.