If a man acquires lets say for example, a 3 year old slave girl. Is it permissible for him to seek sexual intimacy with her without penetration. If she shows fear, is it permissible for him to beat her or force himself on her?

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The ruling on enjoying young slave is similar to the ruling on enjoying young wives.

The Condition is there should be no harm to the wife or slave

Here is Arabic Islamweb Fatwa

Also here is another quote from Indian Muslim Ulema on consummation of marriage with young wife

[وَقْتُ الدُّخُولِ بِالصَّغِيرَةِ] وَاخْتَلَفُوا فِي وَقْتِ الدُّخُولِ بِالصَّغِيرَةِ فَقِيلَ لَا يَدْخُلُ بِهَا مَا لَمْ تَبْلُغْ وَقِيلَ يَدْخُلُ بِهَا إذَا بَلَغَتْ تِسْعَ سِنِينَ، كَذَا فِي الْبَحْرِ الرَّائِقِ. وَأَكْثَرُ الْمَشَايِخِ عَلَى أَنَّهُ لَا عِبْرَةَ لِلسِّنِّ فِي هَذَا الْبَابِ وَإِنَّمَا الْعِبْرَةُ لِلطَّاقَةِ إنْ كَانَتْ ضَخْمَةً سَمِينَةً تُطِيقُ الرِّجَالَ وَلَا يُخَافُ عَلَيْهَا الْمَرَضُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ؛ كَانَ لِلزَّوْجِ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ بِهَا، وَإِنْ لَمْ تَبْلُغْ تِسْعَ سِنِينَ، وَإِنْ كَانَتْ نَحِيفَةً مَهْزُولَةً لَا تُطِيقُ الْجِمَاعَ وَيُخَافُ عَلَيْهَا الْمَرَضُ لَا يَحِلُّ لِلزَّوْجِ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ بِهَا، وَإِنْ كَبُرَ سِنُّهَا وَهُوَ الصَّحِيحُ It was stated in the Indian fatwas: Most sheikhs are of the opinion that age does not matter in this matter, but rather what matters is energy, if she is large and fat and can stand men and there is no fear of illness for her because of that. The husband has the right to have intercourse with her even if she is not nine years old, and if she is skinny and emaciated and cannot tolerate intercourse, and there is fear of illness for her, it is not permissible for the husband to have intercourse with her even if she is old, and this is the correct view.

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  • I appreciate your comment, however my question is not necessarily in regards to consummation with a young slave girl, but in instead having regular intimacy with them? Likewise, is mental and emotional harm taken into account as well; meaning if a young slave girl shows great fear and shows disdain from having any sort of intimacy with her master, is the master at the very least sinful for engaging with her forcefully?
    – Islam Guy
    Apr 17 at 17:19
  • @IslamGuy Indian Ulema's fatwa answer your question. It is the ability of the girl to endure intimacy. Islamic law has different approach to what is forceful. Forcing means remind of your rights on her and then asking to comply. But if such force causes harm than that person can be sinful Wallahu Alam. Apr 17 at 19:38
  • So to clarify, forcing would be telling her that is your right and asking her to comply, however he cannot force himself on her similarly to how a man may rape a young virgin girl, correct?
    – Islam Guy
    Apr 18 at 1:43
  • Yes, but only if she is very young. In case of baligh this not requirement but condition is no physical harm which cause illness or injury Apr 18 at 5:21
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    Is there any support that the shown opinion or verdict about young (free) wives is applicable on slave girls as asked by OP? As far as I can see this, by no means answers the question asked without showing evidence that this is the case.
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 18 at 6:18

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