Practical Steps Qur’an Adopted for the Eradication of Slavery

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*What Were the Practical Steps Qur’an Adopted for the Eradication of Slavery?*

It could also be seen that the Qur’an had adopted 5 steps for the eradication of slavery.

*1. Created a Sense of Brotherhood*

The Qur’an had, firstly, created a notion that each grasp and slave had been brothers, one to the different, by inculcating an consciousness that every one males are the creations of the identical God and had been the youngsters of the identical dad and mom. “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other)..” (Qur’an 49:13)

*2. Created an Awareness Concerning the Rights of the Slave*

The slave was a mere marketable commodity in all historical societies. Islam led to a change in the scenario. It taught that the slave is the brother of the grasp and that he has rights as nicely. The Prophet commanded: “They are your brothers and relatives! Let each one provides for the brother under him with the food that he himself eats and with the clothes that he himself wears. Place not upon them any task that is overbearing for them. If you do assign them a difficult task, you must help them in its execution.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

The Prophet had clearly said, “If anyone kills a slave, we shall kill him. If anyone castrates his slave, we shall castrate him” (Muslim, Abu Dawood). Furthermore, the Qur’an prohibited the system of forcing feminine slaves into prostitution (Qur’an 24:33). The Prophet had taught towards even uttering something that may injure the self-respect of the slave.

Islam teaches that the slave has the proper to change into even a pacesetter and that in the occasion that he does get appointed as a pacesetter, it’s compulsory to obey him. “Even if it be a negro slave, with hair like dried grapes, who is appointed as your leader, you must hear and obey him.”

*3. Declared the Emancipation of Slaves to be an Act of Righteousness*

Allay says about believers: “He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them…” (Qur’an 7:157)

The Qur’anic verse which makes it clear that the emancipation of slaves is an act of the highest advantage goes as follows: “And what will explain to thee the path that is steep? (It is) freeing the bondman; or the giving of food in a day of privation, to the orphan with claims of relationship, or to the indigent (down) in the dust.” (Qur’an 90:12-16)

*4. Emancipation of Slaves was Made the Act of Expiation for Many Sins*

In addition to encouraging the believers in direction of its fee by declaring the emancipation of slaves to be a virtuous deed, Islam advisable it as an act of expiation for many sorts of sin. The atonement for sins like unintentional homicide and breaking one’s vow of not approaching his spouse was the releasing of one slave.

*5. Facility of Providing the Slave together with his Freedom in Exchange of the Ransom Value was Made Possible*

Let us suppose that it was nonetheless not attainable for a slave to change into free by any of the means listed above. Even then freedom shouldn’t be unattainable for him. Islam has opened a means out for any slave who wishes his freedom. This turns into attainable via an emancipation deed identified by the technical title ‘Mukathaba’.

The grasp and the slave get collectively to resolve upon a ransom worth and a timeframe for its cost on mutually agreeable phrases. It is additional attainable for the slave to move out and work to earn this ransom worth himself. With the completion of this cost he turns into a free man.


As far as the downside of slavery is anxious, there was no different course of motion to which anybody might level and say that that was a greater means than the methodology adopted by Islam.

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