Friday, 10 February 2017

Qur’an - its unquestioned acceptance.

Arif Saied to Bill Johnson
 
The Quran accepts the distinction between slave and free as part of the natural order and uses this distinction as an example of God's grace, (Quran 16:71) regarding this discrimination between human beings as in accordance with the divinely established order of things (Encyclopedia of the Quran). 

"The Qur'an, however, does not consider slaves to be mere chattel; their humanity is directly addressed in references to their beliefs, (Quran 2:221 and 4:25) their desire for manumission and their feelings about being forced into prostitution (Quran 24:33).

My mistake, you were right about there being an Arab slave trade. This is where I got my information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_views_on_slavery
it also includes views on sex slaves.