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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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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 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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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 scholars say that the awrah of a female slave is from navel to knee?

The 'awrah of a female slave is disagreed upon by the madhabs: Some scholars hold that her 'awrah is the same as a free woman (everything or everything except face and hands). And some of them have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Were Muslims allowed to buy slaves?

Basically the answer yes of course they were allowed and encouraged to buy slaves and set them free especially if these slaves were believers and also as a way to repent from sins or as a kafara (...
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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 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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Was the consent of female slave required to perform 'azl?

Consent of a concubine is not necessary for practising 'azl (coitus interruptus) with her. The evidence is the hadith: أن رجلا، أتى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال إن لي جارية هي خادمنا وسانيتنا ...
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Was slave trading allowed in early islam?

Yes. If someone is legally a slave then it is permitted to buy, sell, gift, inherit, lend, pledge and lease that slave. Every transaction that is permitted for an object is also permitted for a slave. ...
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Is it permitted to having intercourse with an minor concubine?

Sexual intercourse with a female is not permitted unless she is safe from harm or injury. Sex is only permitted with a woman who is physically mature enough to have intercourse without suffering harm. ...
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Is it permitted to look and touch a slave when buying her?

The report has been classed as authentic by al-Albani in Irwa' al-Ghaleel and also by some other scholars. It is an athar about Ibn Umar. Not a 'hadith' (i.e. not something said or done by the Prophet ...
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