JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY,ISLAM & SLAVERY
Question:Does Islam condone slavery? Does Islamic teaching allow Muslim men tokeep women as sex slaves?Summary Answer:Far from ignoring or condemning slavery, Islam condones the horribleinstitution like no other religion.Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammad, who was a slaveowner and trader. He captured slaves in battle. He had sex with his slaves.And he instructed his men to do the same. The Qur'an actually devotesmore verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women assex slaves than it does to telling them to pray five times a day.The Qur'an:Qur'an (33:50) - "O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives towhom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right handpossesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee" Thisis a special command that Muhammad handed down to himself, allowinghimself virtually unlimited sex. Others are limited to four wives, but mayalso have sex with an unlimited number of slaves, as the following versemake clear:Qur'an (23:5-6) - "..who abstain from sex, except with those joined to themin the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess..."