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The difference between slavery in Biblical times and in Islamic terms.

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Submitted by Shinto (Canada), Sep 15, 2006 at 15:11

A contract worker who has to live with the family who has slaved with them in a family like environment. Btw the Slaves in biblical times sold themselves (much like a contract worker) to have a home. they were not stolen from a tribe and sold as property. they were in essence what you claim they were. The difference with Bedoiun slavery would be stark in comparison to what the jews did centuries Before Islam.

I think the Jewish form is very humane. they take in a homeless man/woman , treat them like family, give them a home and in exchange do some work with the family. Much like any family member. (albeit with a limited time alotted of 7 years, unless they of course remain in that position with there own free will and with out compulsion).

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