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Submitted by slayhy (United Arab Emirates), Nov 20, 2011 at 03:30

Prophet Muhammad said "Who ever free a Muslim slave, God will free part of his bones from Hell Fire. And any woman free a slave Muslim woman, God will free part of her bones from Hell fire"

Iterated in many different ways and All Great Hadith collectors approved it to be authentic

God said in His Holy Book, The Holy Quran

"Allah will not punish you for what is uninentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths; So for its expiation (a deliberate oath) feeding poor persons, on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your own families; or clothe them; or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford (that), then he should fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths when you have sworn. And protect your oaths (i.e. do not swear much). Thus Allah makes clear to you His Ayat (signs, proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.) that you may be grateful." [quran 5:89]


"I swear by this city (Makkah);(1) And you are free (from sin, to punish the enemies of Islam on the Day of the conquest) in this city (Makkah). (2) And by the begetter (i.e. Adam) and that which he begot (i.e. his progeny); (3) Verily, We have created man in toil. (4) Thinks he that none can overcome him? (5) He says (boastfully): "I have wasted money (wealth) in abundance!" (6) Thinks he that none sees him? (7) Have We not made for him a pair of eyes? (8) And a tongue and a pair of lips? (9) And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (10) But he has made no effort to pass on the path (Hell Fire) that is steep. (11) And what will make you know the path (Hell Fire) that is steep? (12) (It is) (To be saved from) Freeing a neck (slave) (13) Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine), (14) to an orphan near of kin. (15) Or to a poor afflicted with misery. (16) Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion. (17) They are those on the Right Hand (the dwellers of Paradise), (18) But those who disbelieved in Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they are those on the Left Hand (the dwellers of Hell). "(19) The Fire will be shut over them (i.e. they will be enveloped by the Fire without any opening or window or outlet. (20) [quran 90: (1-20)]

It is well known to everyone even you unless you are ignorant that slavery was practiced since ancient times, the Babylonians slaved the Jews, the Egyptians slave the children of Israel, the Children of Israel salved the tribes in Palestine. Islam came to free slavery not to confirm it.

The prophet never had a slave , Zayd bin Al- Harith considered to him as his son, when Zayd tribe came to take him, Muhammad asked him to chose between him or his family, he chose prophet Muhammad, Muhmmad told him you are free to go wherever you want, the Lad refused but to stay and serve Prophet Muhammad.

Prophet Muhammad came to abolish slavery not to confirm it, the verses youcited were in early Islam, and it was customary in these parts of the world to take slaves (women and men), God wanted to abolish slavery gradually, to be accepted in the hearts of the people.



The great Imam Abu Hanifah said "freeing a slave is better than almsgiving or charity to the poor"


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