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Slave woman converts to islam

As far as I know the slaves were non Muslim, and if there accept Islam they cannot be kept as slaves Adwa’ al-Bayaan, 3/387 Shaykh al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If it is said: If ...
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Was it allowed to put chains or shackles on your slaves in Islam?

In the west slavery is always associated with images of people being shackled or chained up. As far as I know Islam treated slaves more kindly than the west ever did. So, was it also allowed in Islam ...
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Why did the Prophet Muhammed tell Maimuna that she would get more rewards if she gave her slaves to one of her uncles? Were her uncles poor? [duplicate]

The answer has to include why the Prophet (P.B.U.H) told Maimuna she would get more reward if she gave her slaves and if her uncles were poor or needy there has to be evidence for it from classical ...
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Is it Halal to rape kafir women captured in jihad? [duplicate]

apologies for the vulgarity of the title but it really is the question I want to ask. Qur’an 4.24 permits intercourse with women captured in jihad as is deducible from the context of revelation Abu ...
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Are these hadiths not encouraging slave beating?

Sahih bukhari 5204 The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day." A narration in Sunan ...
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Hadith about freeing slave [duplicate]

As muslim say abolish slavery is the target of islam but in this hadith prophet say if you give this slave to your uncle you get more reward then freeing him. And in second one prophet stop to free ...
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Hadith about slave who belongs to prophet

Can you tell is she maria al-qibtiyya in this hadith? because she is the only slave who gives birth to prophet child. O people, impose the prescribed punishment upon your slaves, those who are married ...
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Are 4 witnesses required for Slaves?

Sahih Muslim Book 17, Number 4221 Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about the slave-woman who committed adultery and was not protected (married). He said: ...
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Is selling an Umm Walad allowed?

Context of this hadith Sunan Ibn Majah 2517 We used to sell our slave women and the mothers of our children (Umahat Awaldina) when the Prophet (ﷺ) was still living among us, and we did not see ...
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Can a Master make his slave-girl halal for another man?

From Muwatta Malik The best of what is heard about a slave-girl whom a man has intercourse with while he has a partner in her is that the hadd is not inflicted on him and the child is connected to ...
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is intercourse allowed with already married captives?

Can you explain this hadith? From Sahih Muslim They took captives (women) on the day of Autas who had their husbands. They were afraid (to have sexual intercourse with them) when this verse was ...
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Was Iddah observed for the captives of Banu Mustaliq?

It was forbidden to have sex with them until they were distributed and their iddah period was over that's a long time. But this hadith clearly show they decided to have intercourse with them without ...
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What will happen with pregnant free slave? [closed]

If a person free his slave while his slave was pregnant who will take custody of child. Mother? or her Owner who free him?
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Does Islam prohibit voluntarily slavery?

Can a helpless non-muslim voluntarily accept slavery to pay off his/debt or to maintain a lifestyle? Where exactly in Quran/Hadith, voluntarily slavery is prohibited?
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Beating female slaves for covering up?

In Sahih Muslim 1657b it says, But he (Ibn Umar) said: You are free. He then took hold of something from the earth and said: There is no reward for me even to the weight equal to it. I heard Allah's ...
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Hadith about marrying off a slave girl without her consent

So I read this article on Wikipedia which says According to a hadith, a master could marry off a female slave without her consent Is this claim correct or not because I haven’t heard about this ...
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How is killing prisoners of war justified? [duplicate]

I heard that killing male prisoners of war is allowed. How is that justified? Keep in mind that being a prisoner of war doesn’t necessarily means that you were involved in a battle. He can even be the ...
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Sex slavery in islam

Is consent before sex needed in sexual slavery and does the sex slave woman have to give her consent in the case of her master wants to marry her?
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Is intercourse allowed with prepubescent slave girls?

So in the verse 4:6 of the Quran, “marriageable age” is mentioned. That means that it’s not allowed to marry a prepubescent person. However, neither the Quran nor the Hadith make any mention of the ...
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Does Islam have heraditary slavery?

With hereditary slavery, babies given birth by slave women are considered as slaves whose owner is the master of slave women. Does such a thing exist in Islam? In brief, if a slave women has been ...
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Rights of slaves in islam

I know slaves were war criminals and they were placed in homes instead of prisons. Their role in society was to serve their master. It's a very well-known fact that slaves in Islam were given specific ...
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Is forced conversion of slaves allowed?

As explained in Is idol destruction a form of religious intolerance? The verse "Let there be no compulsion in religion" Applies only to the people from whom Jizyah is collected. So, my ...
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Is there a minimum age for having intercourse with a female slave?

Can someone please verify these quotes which are alleged to be taken from Chapters on Marriage and Divorce. It seems that from these quotes, there is no minimum age for having intercourse with your ...
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Does Islam allow sexual relations in slavery for a woman? [duplicate]

I know Islam allows sexual relations for a Muslim man and a female slave, but is it prohibited for a Muslim woman to do the same with a male slave? If yes, can you please explain why. Also, does the ...
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Why did Islam allow Muslim men to have sex with their female slaves?

I don't understand why did prophet, being a mercy to all (not just to Muslims), allow his followers to have sex with their female slaves? They could be used just as servants. They could be all ...
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Can a slave have multiple owners at the same time?

I'm aware having a slave is permitted. However, can a slave have multiple owners at the same time? If yes, I'm particularly curious of the case for concubines. For example, if a concubine becomes ...
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Is it true that the apostates' families are taken as slaves?

Salam, When I was reading a fatwa, I came across a statement like that: "...if a Muslim denies to pray, he is to be executed for his disbelief, which means that he is not to be washed, the ...
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title of chapter of Sahih Muslim book 10(hadith 3901) by Imam Nawawi

I'm interested in following title of chapter of Sahih Muslim book 10 by Imam Nawawi :PERMISSIBILITY OF SELLING AN ANIMAL FOR AN ANIMAL OF ITS KIND BY SUPERIORITY.Does this mean that the position of ...
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Can a Muslim man take a concubine who's neither a Christian nor a Jew?

It's well known that, according to the orthodox Islam, a Muslim man can marry only with a Muslim woman, or a Christian woman, or a Jewish woman. Does this restriction apply to concubines? For example, ...
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Sexual intercourse with pre-pubescent slave girls

Can anyone please explain this hadith? Is this authentic? Zaid bin Hubab narrated to us from Hammad bin Salamah, from Iyas bin Mu'awiyah, regarding a man who bought a prepubescent slave-girl, do not ...
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Were concubines able to reject the master?

A short question. This is more a historical issue. Is it consensus by the scholars that a concubine can reject sexual intercourse with his master, if she does not want it? Thanks for responses.
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How do we feel morally/theologically about the allowance of slavery in the past? [duplicate]

Salam aleikum, I read and watched a lot about the topic of slavery in Islam in the last days. Besides the (r)evolutionary restrictions for the masters and in the sources of slavery, and in addition ...
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Why does Islam tell a slave it is haram to run away from a master?

A slave may: Not be treated fairly. May not be having relevant Islamic knowledge. May have been captured but be having a family somewhere else. There could be many reasons why a slave would not want ...
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Some questions about slavery in Islam [closed]

Could masters force a female slave to have sex with them if they did not want to? Could a master forcefully marry his slave? What is the legal status of a child between a slave and her master? Is a ...
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Are individuals sold into European Atlantic slavery and their slave descendents to be considered slaves or captives?

This is a question for those who take it upon themselves to find who who their fathers are, i.e, doing genealogy research. For those captured and sold into slavery, and then their descendents who ...
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Did the Prophet (SAW) have a sex slave?

It was narrated from Anas, that the Messenger of Allah had a female slave with whom he had intercourse, but 'Aishah and Hafsah would not leave him alone until he said that she was forbidden for him. ...
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Are four witnesses needed to convict a slave?

Abd al-Rahman reported that 'Ali, while delivering the address said: O people, impose the prescribed punishment upon your slaves, those who are married and those not married, for a slave-woman ...
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What is the explanation of the apparent contradiction on manumission of slaves in ahadith?

There is whole section in sahih bukhari about manumitting slaves But there are other narrations like: Jabir b. 'Abdullah said that a person among the Ansar declared his slave free after his death, as ...
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Can a free muslim have his slave girl have sex with another free muslim man?

According to Wikipedia, Fatawa Alamgiri states that this is allowed. Would this not contradict Quran 24:33 and Sahih al-Bukhari 6949? Would this not contradict Sunan Abi Dawud 2311? Is this an ...
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Consensual or Non-Consensual sex with Female slaves in Islam [closed]

اسلام عليكم I was reading about slavery in islam. The matter which striked my mind is Why a slave women will give consent for sex to her master who owns her because we know that she became slave due ...
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Rationale for enslaving children

Assalamualaikum just a quick question. Can anyone help explain the rationale behind enslaving children. In most of the battles in the Prophet's time we see women and children being enslaved together. ...
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Hijab and discrimination? I dont want to wear a hijab anymore tbh

So, basically I have been reading a lot and I found out that slave women even if they are muslims arent allowed to wear hijab or even dress modest? Isn't that discrimination against them? Let alone ...
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Why wasn't slavery made forbidden just like alcohol was eventually made forbidden?

I know that Muhammad encouraged the freeing of slaves throughout his lifetime, but I'm wondering why it wasn't eventually made forbidden to own slaves, like for example how alcohol was made forbidden?
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Is slavery allowed in islam? [duplicate]

Is slavery allowed in Islam if yes,can I own a slave today? Please explain me in detailed. Explain why this is the case also:Why islam didn't ban slavery even if it is a very bad system?
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Does Islam allow human trafficking?

So I came across few of these Hadiths about selling/ransoming a human being. Sahih Muslim 1438 a Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa'id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): O Abu Sa'id, did you hear ...
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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 ...
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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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