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Questions tagged [slavery]

Questions about slavery in Islam.

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Are Muslim men allowed to take “sex slaves?”

According to TheReligionofPeace.com: The Quran also gives devout Muslim men license to capture women and use them as sex slaves, lest four wives prove insufficient. The same site also makes the ...
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Why does Islam permit slavery?

Asking from a non-Muslim's viewpoint, if Islam preaches equality, then why does it permit slavery?
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Is forced slavery (cause of rapes) allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question Can slave woman show herself to her master? and although freeing a slave is better(Qur'an 90:13), we all know that slavery is allowed in Islam. And this could be one of the ...
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Why Maria al-Qibtiyya(r.a) is considered as a slave?

I know those who claim Maria al-Qibtiyya(r.a) was slave believe she later became free after giving birth to prophet's(s.a) son But my question is, was she slave before giving birth to prophet's son. ...
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Can slave woman show herself to her master?

Some Muslims argue that male master can have sex with female slaves, even without marriage. See my answer here why they should be married for having relation with them Are Muslim men allowed to take &...
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Can Muslims be enslaved by other Muslims?

Islam permits slavery but I haven't been able to find anything regarding keeping slaves who are Muslims. Considering a hypothetical scenario taking place during the early Islamic days where one ...
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What rulings of polygny apply in the case of a free man marrying a slave girl?

After reading Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have? I remembered that there's another verse later saying: And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, ...
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Shouldn't a slave woman guard her private parts except from her spouse?

Quran 23:5-6 says among the qualities of Believers And who guards their private parts except from their spouses and what their right hands possess, then surely they are not blameworthy. Quran ...
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Would you get away with abusing slave women in the time of the Prophet?

Being recognized as free woman in order to not get molested يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ...
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What circumstances are concubines allowed these days?

Concubines used to exist commonly before. Under what circumstances would they be allowed today?
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Doesn't Qur'an 47:4 put an end to slavery?

Qur'an 47:4 is as follows: So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [...
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'Slave for a slave, woman for a woman' - does that mean that any slave can be killed for a slave killed?

The Quran says O YOU who have attained to faith! Just retribution is ordained for you in cases of killing: the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the woman for the woman (...
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Is voluntary slavery Islamic?

As you know, in Islam sexual relations are allowed between spouses and possessions of the right hand, with the latter being gained from war. Is it halal for a women to voluntarily submit as a slave to ...
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In what sense are wives “captives” in the hadith “…they are but captives with you…”?

I'm surprised by the use of the word captive in this hadith: And indeed I order you to be good to the women, for they are but captives with you over whom you have no power than that, except if they ...
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What is the meaning of “those your right hands possess” in 4:24? [duplicate]

I have read but I am not completely sure I understand that those your right hands possess means female slaves captured in war. Is this correct ? What does that mean in the context of 4:24? And [...
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Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have?

While verse (4:3): And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be ...
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Relation between criminal law and slavery

In this answer it is claimed that In Islam the idea behind slavery is that the criminal, or enemy combatant's expenses are paid by his/her owner while the slave is expected to work for the ...
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Which conditions scholars have defined in case of a marriage between a free and a slave spouse?

As a continuation to my previous question What rulings are there for the case of a free man marrying a slave girl? I'd like to know more about the marriage between a free person and a slave of the ...
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Can I take a non-muslim(free) girl as my slave and have sex with her? [duplicate]

Since its lawful to have slave according to sharia.will this constitute zina?
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Does Islam allow child slavery? [closed]

Does Islam allow child slavery? From which age? What are the restrictions?