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Questions about slavery in Islam.

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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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What do Sections k32.1 through k32.4 in The Reliance of the Traveller say?

In Section k32 of The Reliance of the Traveller, the translator explains that the subsequent four sections (k32.1 through k32.4) are not translated, and instead writes: (n: This section, which ...
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In mainstream Sunni Islam, when was the last time a slave was legally recognized?

In a fatwa by Dr. Hatem al-Haj of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, we see: Islam restricted the tributaries of slavery and widened the out channels, which ultimately depleted the entire ...
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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 a master prevent their slave from getting married?

As we know, in Islam, slavery has never been abolished, suppose a slave wants to get married to satisfy his or her desires in halal, what is ruling about this, can the master prevent him or her?
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Were captured girls in the wars fought by Prophet Mohamed sold as slaves?

I heard that in the wars fought by Prophet Mohamed, the captured girls in the war were sold as slaves. Is it true? This question is motivated by the Islam-critical site Answering-Islam.org, who, ...
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What evidences for the permission on marrying a free woman to a slave are there?

As a continuation of my former questions on the marital relationship between a free and an enslaved person: Which conditions scholars have defined in case of a marriage between a free and a slave ...