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Slavery

Posted on: February 19, 2015


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Islam believes in equality among all people and declares that man is an independent and free creature. Islam eliminated slavery gradually as Islam believes in a gradual change in every important matter. The Quran affirms that God has bestowed upon man the dignity and honor by blessing him with best characteristics and placed him above many of his creations:

Islam declares all men as equals and believes the division of nations and tribes to be for the mutual identification of one another. The one who obeys God is superior to others:

“Mankind, we have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you might get to know one another. The noblest of you in Allah’s sight is the most righteous of you”. (Al-Hujurat 49:113)

As a first order in this regard, the Quran forbade to transform prisoners of wars into slaves. The slavery was uprooted through the law that the Muslims would either just receive ransom (fidya) from the prisoners of war or would free them to please God if ever they overpowered the enemy completely. This verse was revealed even before the first battle was fought at the state of Madina.

“As for those of your slaves who wish for a deed of freedom free them if you find in them any promise and (the state should) bestow on them a part of the riches which Allah has given you”. (Al-Nur 24:33)

After this revelation only those old men and women did not get freedom that were well set in the houses of their masters and used to live as members of their families. With this the Holy Prophet ordered to abolish the rule that the son or the daughter of a slave would continue to be a slave rather it was decreed that the offspring of a slave would be deemed to be free automatically.

This is how Islam abolished slavery and ended its prospects forever

“Would that you know what the elevation is! It is the freeing of a bondsman”. (Al-Balad 90:13)

Hazrat Bilal is one of the best example of how slaves respected and upgraded. he was freed from slavery and given great regard so much so that he was the first to call for azaan—-(the call to pray) He was given this status because of his righteousness and steadfastness. All elite Arabs prayed behind him, who had been a slave for years

I request humbly and sincerely to guide me if I’m misunderstood or missing anything. I’m not a religious scholar but just felt to bring out and clear  the misconception

27 Responses to "Slavery"

Great article as always. Thankyou

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But in reality, there’re still exist, slavery…
Sad but true

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you are right. Slavery is there all right in many faces many ways and everywhere ! bitter truth

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Slavery and prostitution…they’re the oldest professions and exist since the earliest life.

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Even in many Muslim countries, there’re still exist the real slavery

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i dont deny it, where ever there are human beings at a high rank or position regardless of religion color or country slavery exists, in offices, in govt, in homes, everywhere friend its everywhere
weaker are slaves

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Brilliant share Mrs Rauf. Islam revolutionised the tribal society and brought dignity to human race

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jazaillah my dear Shaista. your kind words give me strength
thank you and love you❤

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“the noblest of you in Allah´s sight is the most righteous of you” So if your not noble then you are not righteous? I don´t know, it´s easy to see how people can distort basically any text. In this case the Koran by the nut cases of Muslim extremist. It may very well be a peaceful religion I don´t doubt that, but at the end of the day it is this religion in particular that is cutting heads off, and that want´s to dominate the world. They have said it, the terrorist, even their own Muslim people get the worst of these crazies, so when I saw yesterday that Muslim conference by Mr. O, i thought I was watching some kind of University seminar as I used to watch way back when I studied in the U.S. It even made me cringe at some of the things the President of the U.S said, it was like watching here the socialist president of Spain talk. Alot of talk, everything very nice but no real action. As when my president(from Spain) in front of the U.N said that “The world was does not belong to anybody except to the wind” this idiot, my cool socialist president actually said that. And he is a socialist, that why the party it called The Socialist Party which have run Spain for most of our 40 years of democracy. So watching the president of the U.S talk in such an apeacement way, sort of like a professor lecturing a class was quite amazing. What a way to rally a country…..

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thank you for your comments. my dear brother please dont say bad words for any religion. the terrorists are not even human let aside muslims. do you think all non muslims are angels—– certainly NOT. hence all muslims are NOT terrorists. if terrorists are given the name of muslims do you think its right? certainly NOT. we are here condemn the bad and spread peace brotherhood and harmony . I wish you healthy long and happy life my brother amen

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I have nothing against any religion, I just have something against those nutcases that use that religion to kill and spread fear. It has nothing to do with religion.
I don´t know about me living a healthy life let alone long one, but happy I´m sure am. Same to you in that having a healthy long and happy life, and hope you didn´t take the comment the wrong way.

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I didn’t at all take it personal🙂 its in the air— please do visit again. read my today’s blog on terrorism and comment. Thank you. blessings

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Great article! I love the gradual change part. I do not know the actual reason for it but I know gradual change is better. I volunteer with parents and one thing I tell them is not to make sweeping changes or what they try will fail. I have been reading about Muslims and their faith and I can appreciate the methods.

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your words mean a lot for me, thank you, bright blessings

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Great job ,you’re doing . Keep it on🙂

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thank you Maryam, your words are much appreciated giving me strength:)

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Very interesting post. I suppose it goes back to the poverty in some countries and the abuse of power.

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slavery exist even today in every country rich or poor, developed or developing. Poor and weak are still slaves of their needs . Man is selfish and never satisfied. slaves of greed, power, status is all but slavery🙂

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yes the most noble is the most righteous. no other way to judge some one

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Thank you Nadia for visiting

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