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Are Muslim men allowed to take "sex slaves?"

Before answering your Questions, I'd like to explain my point of view by answering other questions. Does Islam allow slavery? The short answer is:Yes Islam allows slavery! Note: It is worth pointing ...
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Can sex with a prostitute be permissible if they become a temporary slave?

Prostitution is considered haram in Islam. (See IslamWeb for a fatwa on this.) Sex outside of marriage (zina, or "fornication") is strongly and directly forbidden e.g. in Qur'an 17:32 (......
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Doesn't Qur'an 47:4 put an end to slavery?

You are confusing "obtaining slaves" with "enslaving people". It is right (@Aboudi can read about it here) that Islam restricts the way to enslave people to prisoners of war that are not Muslim, as ...
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Can sex with a prostitute be permissible if they become a temporary slave?

Having intercourse with a prostitute is forbidden (even through legal means such as marriage) and makes the person who does it a prostitute as well. الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ...
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Is voluntary slavery Islamic?

There are no means of getting slaves today, voluntarily or involuntarily. In Adwā' al-Bayān, Vol. 4, pp. 29, Mohammad al-Amīn ash-Shanqīti said that the only venue for right-hand possession is through ...
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Can posting bond for someone in jail count as 'freeing a slave' for purpose of making up for missed days of fasting?

I am assuming that you are referring to Kaffarah (expiation) for fasting in Ramadan. This applies to when you intended to fast but broke it or if you had intercourse during the daytime in Ramadan. If ...
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In what sense are wives "captives" in the hadith "...they are but captives with you..."?

In both ahadith from Jami' at-Tirmdihi al-Mobarakfori or Abdurrahmaan ibn Abdarrahim Mubarakpuri (died 1953) محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن عبد الرحيم المباركفوري in his tohfat al-Ahodi تحفة الأحوذي says that ...
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Did the Prophet (SAW) have a sex slave?

Having sex with a slave that one owns is permissible in Islam as they are "those your right hand possesses" as mentioned in the verses 23:6 and 4:3. The relation is not much different from a ...
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Does Islam have heraditary slavery?

A man can have sexual relations with a slave by the following means: By being the owner of the slave. Any child born this way is free and is equal to a child born through marriage. By being married ...
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Forcing a slave to be compliant

The Islamic legal method of forcing someone to do something is to imprison them until they agree to do it. The punishment for runaway slaves as mentioned in Hidayah: When the runaway is brought to ...
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Is it permissible to have sexual relation with someone not married to you, such as someone your right hand possesses?

ملكت أيمانكم (Malakat aymanukum) means those who you own, i.e. slaves. Refer to 4:25, 24:32, 30:28, 16:17, 16:75 etc. It is permissible for a Muslim man to have sexual relations with a slave woman ...
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Hijab and discrimination? I dont want to wear a hijab anymore tbh

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said many times الحياء شعبة من الإيمان (modesty is part of faith) and Islamic society upholds modesty and opposes indecencies. Women, whether free or slaves, have never been ...
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Rationale for enslaving children

Children are blameless as they have no control over the actions of their parents. They are not enslaved as punishment since such a thing is illogical, just because someone gets the short end of the ...
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Is forced conversion of slaves allowed?

A slave who is a non-muslim living in the Islamic state is a dhimmi and can not be forced to accept Islam. A dhimmi slave however does not pay Jizyah, as Jizyah is only due from adult, sane, free, ...
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Are 4 witnesses required for Slaves?

The hadith must be regarded in the light of the initial hadith of the chapter Well you claim you are not cherry picking, but the first hadith in this chapter in Sahih Muslim says: When the slave-...
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Explicit context of warfare for "whom your right hand possesses" in the Quran?

The verse you've quoted yourself is the most explicit reference to "prisoners of war" that I am aware of. وما ملكت يمينك مما أفاء الله عليك and those your right hand possesses from what Allah ...
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Was slave prostitution allowed?

Prostitution is not allowed in Islam, by slaves or otherwise, and the earnings of prostitution are haram. The Prophet (ﷺ) prohibited the earnings of slave girls (through prostitution). Saheeh ...
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What circumstances are concubines allowed these days?

In short: If there is a war with a non-muslim entity and the Caliph chooses to enslave the prisoners and grants a slave to a soldier then sexual relations can be had with those slaves and the slave ...
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Relation between criminal law and slavery

Medi1Saif's answer is correct. The only mode of enslavement that is permissible under Islam is the enslavement of prisoners of war, if the ruler chooses that. From IslamQA: Islam ...
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Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have?

I haven't come across any reference mentioning a legal limitation on the number of slaves. The following are some references that negate any limit, the English text is my personal translation and may ...
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What is the explanation of the apparent contradiction on manumission of slaves in ahadith?

This isn't really a contradiction. Both ahadith do not negate the fact that manumitting slaves is an encouraged and virtuous deed in Islam. Rather they are about special cases where something else ...
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Sexual intercourse with pre-pubescent slave girls

I don't think so because it blatantly contradicts this hadith: Abu Dawud 2157 Abu Sa’id Al Khudri traced to Prophet (ﷺ) the following statement regarding the captives taken at Atwas. There must be no ...
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Sexual intercourse with pre-pubescent slave girls

In The Name Of Allah (The Most Merciful And The Most Kind) I already asked this question long before it was posted on Islam Stackexchange. I asked about this from a brother and he gave a very good ...
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Was Iddah observed for the captives of Banu Mustaliq?

There is no "iddah" for war captives / slaves. Rather there is istibra'. The waiting period for them is: One menstrual cycle, for the non-pregnant. Childbirth, for anyone who is pregnant. ...
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Is selling an Umm Walad allowed?

Selling an Umm Walad (a slave who has given birth to a child of her owner) is not permitted according to the vast majority of the jurists. This includes the madhab of the sahaba such as Umar, Usman, ...
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Why does Islam permit slavery?

I think the definition of "slave" isn't always "(free) labour by force" If you read Aristotle speak of slavery. He does not believe that all citizens of captured cities will assimilate. Some ...
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Can Muslims be enslaved by other Muslims?

As enslave means: To make someone (a free person) his slave: the answer is no. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Allah, the Exalted, says: 'I ...
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Shouldn't a slave woman guard her private parts except from her spouse?

As far as i know -and I'm talking about slave woman in general- there's no consensus about this matter in general. A Muslim can't in any case have a Muslim slave (it's prohibited), only if she/he ...
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Can slave woman show herself to her master?

Yes, she can because there is Ijma (consensus) that it is permissible to have intimate relations with slave women, even without marriage, and hence by consensus there is no 'awrah of a slave woman in ...
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