Friday, 8 December 2006

Slaves & Concubines - Ruling In Islam

In Islam, Christianity and Judaism according to their original scriptures, captives of war may be enslaved.

Besides this, no other person can be taken as a slave.

Allah is our Creator and Ultimate Master. We, as his creations and slaves are obliged to express our servitude to Allah alone. If one does not submit his slavery to Allah, this is of course a far more heinous and unjustly crime to Allah in comparison to the 'injustices' of slavery and sexual relationship etc. by a human master.

Since the human being did not willingly submit to the ultimate Master - Allah, Allah condemns them (the Kafir in war) to the unwilling slavery of his sincere slaves (the Muslim who fought the Kafir). And by understanding the powers of a man master, they may understand the Powers of the True Master, Allah.

In fact, the concept of slavery should be regarded as a concept of mercy, as the heinous crime of rejecting Allah as our Master demands immediate termination of life. Allah, our kind Master, has granted an opportunity to his very negators to enjoy a second chance of life and redirect it to the right avenue by submitting to Him as the ultimate Master.

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