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RE:To Shakeel: Peculiar ethical values of Muslims

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 23, 2007 at 13:49

Hello Plato,

1400 years ago, slavery was deep rooted and many families from wealthy to poor depends on slaves. Islam did not ban it out rightly but it introduced reforms which were to finally eliminate slavery.

So of these reforms were

Free people cannot be enslaved

Muslims should free slaves for earning good life in Hereafter

It is the duty of Islamic government to allocate a part of money collected from Zakat to free slaves


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