Why did the Muslims in Saudi Arabia wait until 1963 to outlaw slavery? Ramadan?

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  • Why did the Muslims in Saudi Arabia wait until 1963 to outlaw slavery? Ramadan?


Answer #1 | 23/07 2014 13:16
Even if a country outlaws or forbids slavery it still remains a tenet of Islam for others to exploit, like boko haraam has done.
Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 17:33
Anonymous likes to answer questions with questions. This is cowardly as it skirts the issue. @Anonymous. It is understandable that you are ignorant of Islam's DEEP involvement with slavery for the entire history of Islam some 1400+ years. If you want to educate yourself watch this 8 minute video on Islam's slave history which continues in some Muslim state, i.e Muaritania and Sudan and others.
Answer #3 | 23/07 2014 13:12
why did Christians kept blacks as slaves and treated them like dogs? are you santa oh my my my you exist!
Answer #4 | 23/07 2014 13:16
it's outlawed? I guess Boko Haram never got the message. But the girls abducted in Nigeria will be so happy!
Answer #5 | 23/07 2014 17:02
International pressure, but it still goes on, just not openly.
Answer #6 | 23/07 2014 16:42
Saudi Arabia is hypocrite country that i would not recommend anyone to go.
Answer #7 | 23/07 2014 19:42
You know there was still high racism around that date in America and even in South Africa around 1991 their was not many rights for black people until Nelson Mandela came. @Navigator I think that you are not educated about slavery in Islam mate. 1 – Guaranteeing them food and clothing like that of their masters. It was narrated that Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “They are your brothers whom Allaah has put under your authority, so if Allaah has put a person’s brother under his authority, let him feed him from what he eats and clothe him from what he wears, and let him not overburden him with work, and if he does overburden him with work, then let him help him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (6050). 2 – Preserving their dignity It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard Abu’l-Qaasim (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever accuses his slave when he is innocent of what he says will be flogged on the Day of Resurrection, unless he is as he said.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (6858). Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) manumitted a slave of his, then he picked up a stick or something from the ground and said: There is no more reward in it than the equivalent of this, but I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever slaps his slave or beats him, his expiation is to manumit him.” Narrated by Muslim (1657). 3 – Being fair towards slaves and treating them kindly It was narrated that ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan tweaked the ear of a slave of his when he did something wrong, then he said to him after that: Come and tweak my ear in retaliation. The slave refused but he insisted, so he started to tweak it slightly, and he said to him: Do it strongly, for I cannot bear the punishment on the Day of Resurrection. The slave said: Like that, O my master? The Day that you fear I fear also. When ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf (may Allaah be pleased with him) walked among his slaves, no one could tell him apart from them, because he did not walk ahead of them, and he did not wear anything different from what they wore. One day ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab passed by and saw some slaves standing and not eating with their master. He got angry and said to their master: What is wrong with people who are selfish towards their servants? Then he called the servants and they ate with them. A man entered upon Salmaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) and found him making dough – and he was a governor. He said to him: O Abu ‘Abd-Allaah, what is this? He said: We have sent our servant on an errand and we do not want to give him two jobs at once. 4 – There is nothing wrong with slaves having precedence over free men in some matters - with regard to any religious or worldly matters in which he excels over him. For example, it is valid for a slave to lead the prayer. ‘Aa’ishah the Mother of the Believers had a slave who would lead her in prayer. Indeed the Muslims have been commanded to hear and obey even if a slave is appointed in charge of their affairs. 5 – A slave may buy himself from his master and be free. If a person is enslaved for some reason but then it becomes apparent that he has given up his wrongdoing and forgotten his past, and he has become a man who shuns evil and seeks to do good, is it permissible to respond to his request to let him go free? Islam says yes, and there are some fuqaha’ who say that this is obligatory and some who say that it is mustahabb. This is what is called a mukaatabah or contract of manumission between the slave and his master. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And such of your slaves as seek a writing (of emancipation), give them such writing, if you find that there is good and honesty in them. And give them something (yourselves) out of the wealth of Allaah which He has bestowed upon you” [al-Noor 24:33] This is how Islam treats slaves justly and kindly. One of the results of these guidelines is that in many cases, the slave would become a friend of his master; in some cases the master would regard him as a son. Sa’d ibn Haashim al-Khaalidi said, describing a slave of his: He is not a slave, rather he is a son whom [Allaah] has put under my care. He has supported me with his good service; he is my hands and my arms. Another result of the Muslims treating slaves in this manner is that the slaves became part of Muslim families as if they were also family members. Gustave le Bon says in Hadaarat al-‘Arab (Arab Civilization) (p. 459-460): What I sincerely believe is that slavery among the Muslims is better than slavery among any other people, and that the situation of slaves in the east is better than that of servants in Europe, and that slaves in the east are part of the family. Slaves who wanted to be free could attain freedom by expressing their wish. But despite that, they did not resort to exercising this right. End quote.
Answer #8 | 24/07 2014 14:32
Answer #9 | 23/07 2014 16:29
Slavery still exists.

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