Islamist Calls for Slavery’s Legalization

From Daniel Pipes site:

by Daniel Pipes
November 7, 2003

updated Jun 1, 2011

Most Islamists prefer to avoid the subject of slavery, which is explicitly permitted in the Koran, but Salafis endorse this practice. Ali Al-Ahmed of the dissident Saudi Information Agency reports today that a prominent Saudi religious authority recently called for slavery to be re-legalized in the kingdom. Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, the author of a religious textbook (At-Tawhid, “Monotheism”) widely used to teach Saudi high school students as well as their counterparts abroad studying in Saudi schools (including those in the West), announced in a recent lecture that “Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” He argued against the idea that slavery had ever been abolished, insulting those who espouse this view as “ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel.”

Al-Fawzan is no maverick. He is:

  • A member of the Senior Council of Clerics, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body;
  • A member of the Council of Religious Edicts and Research;
  • Imam of the Prince Mitaeb Mosque in Riyadh; and
  • Professor at Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University, the main Wahhabi center of learning.

That such a viewpoint can be asserted by a card-carrying member of the Saudi religious establishment offers a tragic commentary on the state of Islamic discourse today. (November 7, 2003)

May 18, 2010 update: More pro-slavery nonsense coming out of the Muslim world, this time Egypt and the use of slaves as soldiers: for details, see my weblog entry, “Praising Military Slavery.”

Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini (also spelled Abo Ishaq Alheweny) dreams of buying kafir slave girls.

May 31, 2011 update: An Egyptian sheikh, Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini (also spelled Abo Ishaq Alheweny) wants to apply the Shar’i code of spoils of war, including the taking of slaves. Raymond Ibrahim explains in “Raped and Ransacked in the Muslim World”:

According to Huwaini, after Muslims invade and conquer a non-Muslim nation—in the course of waging an offensive jihad—the properties and persons of those infidels who refuse to convert or pay jizya and live as subjugated dhimmis, are to be seized as ghanima or “spoils of war.” … Huwaini said that infidel captives, the “spoils of war,” are to be distributed among the Muslim combatants (i.e., jihadists) and taken to “the slave market, where slave-girls and concubines are sold.”

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6 Replies to “Islamist Calls for Slavery’s Legalization”

  1. You can bet that, if slavery is openly reinstated in Opensewerabia, the Western powers that put the pressure that led to its abolition in that dumpster will say “uh, who are we to judge other cultures?”

  2. Quote: “Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.”

    Yes indeed. You cannot have Islam without Jihad, and you cannot have Jihad without offering Jihadis booty.

  3. Welcome to the real world, I wish more liberals and their useful idiots would read this, not that the libs would object, after all they are busy trying to enslave all nations with an European culture.

  4. Where there is Islam there is slavery, and where there is slavery there will be slaves who want to be slaves, welcome to the world of Islam, the real world of Islam and not the world the liberals want us to think is Islam..

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