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  • Re: What does Islam say about slavery?

    Originally posted by bhshawon View Post
    There is historical evidence, it's just you reject Muslim historians.
    I don't reject it but they need to be corroborated and compared. Hadeeth are by their nature 'anecdotal' and don't give us any overview of what was happening in society as a whole in this very early Muslim period.

    Originally posted by bhshawon View Post
    If the slaves are acquired and treated according to Islamic teachings it will be different. The early Muslim society did not have any problems with slavery. Both the slaves and masters accepted it. In fact many slaves converted because of the treatment they received from their owners. Some of them became part of their family and even refused manumission.
    Slavery was accepted as a social norm in most of the world at that time. Freeing of slaves and absorption of slaves into families was typical of slave cultures everywhere. 'Manumission' is itself a Roman word.

    The famous Spartacus slave revolt is fascinating because, having obtained their freedom and fought their way to northern Italy and escape, what did they do? They turned back to Rome. They could not bring themselves to abandon the Roman way of life.
    Last edited by ExNihilo; 24-01-16, 12:44 PM.

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    • Re: What does Islam say about slavery?

      Originally posted by ExNihilo View Post
      I don't reject it but they need to be corroborated and compared. Hadeeth are by their nature 'anecdotal' and don't give us any overview of what was happening in society as a whole in this very early Muslim period.
      There are detail books too although few in number.


      Originally posted by ExNihilo View Post
      Slavery was accepted as a social norm in most of the world at that time. Freeing of slaves and absorption of slaves into families was typical of slave cultures everywhere. 'Manumission' is a itself a Roman word.

      The famous Spartacus slave revolt is fascinating because, having obtained their freedom and fought their way to northern Italy and escape, what did they do? They turned back to Rome. They could not bring themselves to abandon the Roman way of life.
      Well if their culture was good then no problem. I don't know much about it to be honest.
      Many free men today in poor countries live worse lives than slaves in those times.
      Winning an argument doesn't mean you're on truth, losing an argument doesn't mean you're on falsehood.

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