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Submitted by janaki (United States), Jun 3, 2011 at 11:42

regarding ali rasheed's comment that slavery was frowned upon by mohammad, that is errant nonsense. Fact of the matter is, mohammad started his "prophetic" career, as the poor husband of a rich women. He owned no slaves in the beginning. How did he end up with so many slaves if he "frowned" upon it?

Moreover, islam does not consider freeing of slaves as a "righteous act". It is more a case of "forgiveness/punishment" for a deed done. More like - if you have committed this sin, to atone or as a punishment you can free one slave.

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