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in response to reader comment: Slavery was abolished in the US in 1865

Submitted by alan davies (United Kingdom), Jul 20, 2009 at 05:18

And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allâh enriches them of His Bounty. And such of your slaves as seek a writing (of emancipation), give them such writing, if you know that they are good and trustworthy. And give them something yourselves out of the wealth of Allâh which He has bestowed upon you. And force not your maids to prostitution, if they desire chastity, in order that you may make a gain in the (perishable) goods of this worldly life. But if anyone compels them (to prostitution), then after such compulsion, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to those women, i.e. He will forgive them because they have been forced to do this evil action unwillingly)

This is your quote:

Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving

Boys will be boys. Smoke it you've got 'em

do not misquote any source as it sends out the wrong information about whatever issue you are addressing and seems. half the truth is more dangerous than a lie. what you have said here says that islam permits slavery whan it clearly does not.

i agree with you that slavery is a heinous and unforgiving crime. But islam does allow for slavery in fact the reason mohammed brought slaves and traded in them is for one purpose only and that is to free them, nothing else.

what you have written here seems like a biased and one sided argument if you want yourselves to be taken seriously then you should have both sides of the argument as it would give you more credibility.

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