How Islam cater slavery?
Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
Submitted by Muhammad Shakeel Faiz (Pakistan), Dec 21, 2005 at 05:38Though slavery is not forbidden but it is highly disgusted in Islam. Quran teaches us to free the slaves.
Free person cannot be enslaved.
It is the Islamic state responsibilty to expend from the Zakat money to free the slaves.
Once they were freed, they cannot be enslaved again.
Muslims are encouraged by Quran to free the slaves.
Those muslims who are influential and rich and also possess faith, they should buy these slaves from their masters and free them.
Prisoners of Wars will be enslaved by the slave for temperory period untill the peace is not restored again and POWs are no more threat to Islam.
Islam does not like slavery, so Daniel pipes must know that we will not change the Islam but we will reform it. Slavery was not forbidden but disgusted highly, so we will not forbid it totally, but we will keep disgust it and motivate muslim brethren to free more and more slaves.
It is the disgust of slavery in Islam, that finally muslim countries are free of slavery at the root level and there are only few exceptional regions, where it is still being practiced. About 95% muslim world is without slaves or slavery.
Isn't it a great achievment of Islam itself? However, Islam cannot be changed at all.
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (1232) on this item
Comment on this item
Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes