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Tie us down by the words of Said Nursi instead of Wahhabis whom İ dont accept as authority

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Submitted by halil salih (Australia), May 24, 2009 at 05:09

I read your words in defamation of Quran and Hadith thus the Prophet (pbuh) calling them in favor of slavery without a solid evidence. And trying to push down our throats the so called the Wahhabi secterian version of understanding and explanation of slavery in the vicinities of İslam. First of all İ am not and with me 90% of sunnis are not bound neither with Wahhabism nor with Shiite. Also that they don't represent us in the presentation of our faith. You have kept repeating the man from beginning to end of your article without even taking into consideration where the greater mass of sunnis may be standing. And you are calling your words reason which don't have weight in any reasonable concept.

What İ know very clearly from my religion is that Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) has struggled 23 years of his life from the beginning of his his prophethood at the age of 40 'till the age 63 in the struggle for the transformation of then savage and pagan Arabs into the torch bearers of the future. 23 years is a very short time in any human life at any age and the new people flocking into İslam have come with their old habits. And old habits don't eazily die out. Slavery was before the Prophethood of Muhammed (pbuh) and so was alcohol. Even alcohol had to be quıtted gradually after 3 times by the revealed commands from the Almighty.

Slavery is not an encouraged act during the time of the Prophet (pbuh). As İ stated the other day that it is, on the contrary, discouraged and made harder to follow up the rights of a slave if they happen to have slaves. The Prophet, besides taking even the slightest opportunities in the freeing and motivating his apostles to free slaves, an explicit example may be read from one of his words as,

"I saw Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a cloak. We asked him about that (i.e. how both were wearing similar cloaks). He replied, "Once I abused a man and he complained of me to the Prophet. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked me, 'Did you abuse him by slighting his mother?' He added, 'Your slaves are your brethren upon whom Allah has given you authority. So, if one has one's brethren under one's control, one should feed them with the like of what one eats and clothe them with the like of what one wears. You should not overburden them with what they cannot bear, and if you do so, help them (in their hard job)." Hadith - Sahih Al-Bukhari 3.721, Narrated Al Marur bin Suwaid

İ can see in those words the slave becomes the master over the sahabe(apostle) making slavery a hard and overwhelmingly responsible and a disturbing act. Can anyone even bring forward from the so called slaves in the hands of the sahabe or the Prophet's a single complaint about being deprived of their human rights?

İt was rather not slavery but gathering more recruits by showing them humanity and a passway to freedom after being bought from their previously inflicting masters who were in opposition and out to crush İslam and the newly forming army of Muslims.
No! Slavery is not the part of İslam and Quran does not dictate slavery to its fervants. Nor does our Holy Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) preach about keeping or abusing slaves for their sexual pleasures. İt's your prejudiced mind that directs you into finding discrepancies about the ways of İslam which only binds you and bind your wishful readers. Thus you only grab every utterance from the deviate secterians who only form a very small percentage in the body of İslam and those screechy words don't bind us into adapting their misquotations or fatwa and they (or part of them) prove guilty with destructive practices against the sahabes' tombs and annihilation of other İslamic sites etc. For we also know that any individual have their weak points and the individuals become a mass when they get together and those individuals can eradicate and exploit the rights of others and with much eaze with the less advantagous if individuals get a chance. We know that Wahhabis aren't such great or pious (contrary to how you try hard to make them look great or authentic and their words count for all(!!!)) Muslims. Slavery enjoyed by the wealthy in the abuse of the poorer is all against İslam and they are punishable by all means. Saying this does not make me an apostate but as a practicing Muslim İ feel even greater for sticking to Quran and to the words of the Prophet (pbuh) and his way of living in the condemnation of slavery bought and sold for sexual pleasures either by munafiq (hypocrite) Muslims or by Christians who have lost their ways or Hindus etc.

Yes we do have such thing called Jihad and these words İ am trying to type in my statement are a form of Jihad for making clear that we are not different from you as humans even though Ham is spared for us in our representation and cursed for generations by the humiliated father that Ham be the servants to his brothers.

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