Saturday, September 17, 2011

Slavery and Sex Slavery

A former African slave, freed by a Christian organization, displays the brand applied by his Muslim owner in the Islamic Republic of Sudan.

No slavery in Islam? While Muslims deny it, Islam drew much of it's initial strength from Mohammed’s decreeing that women captured in battle become the property of the Muslim captors. Over the centuries, Muslims were (and still are) a major source of slaves in the world. Virtually all African Negro slaves sold into the slave trades of Europe and America were captured or procured by Muslim slave traders.


Slavery and Sex Slavery


Does Islam condone slavery? Does Islamic teaching allow Muslim men to keep women as sex slaves?

Summary Answer:

Islam neither ignores nor condemns slavery. In fact, a large part of Sharia is dedicated to the practice.

Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammad, who was a slave owner and trader. He captured slaves in battle. He had sex with his slaves. And he instructed his men to do the same. The Qur'an actually devotes more verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves than it does to telling them to pray five times a day.

Quotations from the Quran that support slavery in Islam continues HERE.