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Is slavery still allowed in Islam in this day and age?

Question: Is slavery still allowed in Islam in this day and age? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Before answering your query, we shall reproduce an excerpt regarding slavery in Islam from Ma’ārif al-Qur`ān by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Uthmani below: …

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Seerah Series Part 17: The Year of Delegations & The Farewell Hajj

DELEGATIONS: After Makkah had been conquered and the Prophet had returned victorious from Tabuk, Arab delegations began to pour into the heart land of Islam. They learned about Islam, saw the character of the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah, and the life-style of his Companions. Tents were erected for them …

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Seerah Series Part 16: The Tabuk Expedition

THE TABUK EXPEDITION: The Arabs had never thought of fighting or attacking the Romans. They probably considered themselves to be not strong enough for that task. The Romans, however, remembered the Mu’tah expedition and were still a threat. The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah decided to lead a Muslim army …

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Seerah Series Part 14: The Conquest of Makkah

THE CONQUEST OF MAKKAH – PREPARATIONS: When Islam was well established in the hearts of the Muslims, Allah decided that the time had come for His Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and his community to enter Makkah. They would purify the Ka’bah so that it would be a blessed place of guidance …

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Seerah Series Part 13: The Expedition to Mu’tah

AN ASSASSINATION: The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah sent al-Harith ibn Umayr al-Azdi with a letter to Shurahbil ibn Amr al-Ghassani, provincial governor of Busra, under the Byzantine emperor, Heraclius. Shurahbil ordered that al-Harith be bound and then he had him beheaded. It was unknown for a king or a …

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