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    Marriage to slaves in Islam – Part XIV

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    Post by Rocky Sun 02 Oct 2016, 4:26 am

    Marriage to slaves in Islam – Part XIV
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    Forced marriage is not only a pattern for “free” women in Islamic countries, but even for the female slave, whose previous life (prior to enslavement) means nothing at all. Official reports must be called into question, in light of all we have cited from the Koran…though there are no reports of enslavement in the Islamic world, slavery is sanctioned in Islamic theology.
    The Koran permits the Muslim, who is at war with non-Muslims, to enslave the females and the males of the enemy. The slave’s social status prior to enslavement will be rendered null and void, and she/ he becomes the property of the Muslim in doing whatever he pleases with her (or him.) All bets are off as far as human rights go…slaves have no rights whatsoever, no dignity, and nothing at all requires the conscience of the Muslim to treat the slave as a human being. The slave is subject to rape, forced marriages, forfeit of the children into slavery, and even trading her for anything he wants since she is the Muslim owner’s “property.”

    Just a note here, but one of the repeated criticisms used by apologists in favor of Islam is that Islam outlines a society in which there is no pornography trade, and morals are upheld….no pedophilia exists, no homosexuality, etc. Unsavory descriptions are given over and over by the Muslim to intimidate the Westerner, put him on the defensive about his own society’s aberrant behaviors and crimes. This is to shame the Westerner, and make him abandon Christianity, which the Muslim claims leads to such expressions of immorality.
    Walls exist around Muslim societies which forbid the light of truth from entering, and from coming out to the rest of the world about the facts on the ground. In societies where non-believers are seen as less than human, “infidels” mutilated and massacred, slaves can be raped, tortured, sold again, and children can be used for all manner of pornographic indulgence, with no chance of anyone ever discovering it, we can be sure that far greater immorality exists. In societies that are closed to the outside world, such as are many Arab nations, we can only guess at the immorality that occurs which is never acknowledged as such.
    The practice of slavery is nothing short of an insult to the Creator, God, Who gave each man and woman dignity as his birthright. It is as well an insult to all human beings. Slavery is a practice condemned by all of the civilized world. The United Nations is most outspoken about this issue, “A woman’s right to choose a spouse and enter freely into marriage is central to her life and to her dignity and equality as a human being. An examination of States parties’ reports discloses that there are countries which, on the basis of custom, religious beliefs or the ethnic origins of particular groups of people, permit forced marriages or remarriages. Other countries allow a woman’s marriage to be arranged for payment or preferment, and in others, women’s poverty forces them to marry foreign nationals for financial security. Subject to reasonable restrictions based, for example, on a woman’s youth or consanguinity with her partner, a woman’s right to choose when, if, and whom she will marry must be protected and enforced [by] law.” [40]
    Islamic countries are those which raise objections to their treatment of women; the previous document of the United Nations states that, “In replying to the concerns of the members, the representative of the State party explained that the Islamic religion was designed to emancipate men and women from all forms of slavery by prohibiting injustice, making the promotion of women a precondition for the road to paradise and calling for equality among all human beings. Any gender difference, if considered objectively, did not constitute discrimination based on sex. Reservations were entered by Islamic countries in order to avoid embarrassment in view of the literal meaning of legal texts. He assured the Committee that its concerns would be conveyed to the competent authorities.” [41]
    It is true that, there is not a single nation on the face of the earth that did not, at one time, practice one form or another of slavery in its history. No people, black, white, or otherwise, is innocent of its practice in history, yet today no one should be subject to it under any circumstances. By slavery here, we mean only the ownership of another human being with or without his/ her consent, since his personal permission does not legitimatize its morality. More importantly, slavery is immoral, since we are all equal as created by God.
    Saudi Arabia, one of the most brutal and abusive Islamic states in our modern times, did not even entertain the idea of abolishing slavery until 1962. Sudan’s Islamic government is but a medieval regime which perpetrates enslavement of Christians in the South. The Islamic leaders invade the Southern territories in massive numbers, systematically raping young Christian girls, and then taking them into captivity as slaves. Such regimes could not practice slavery if Islam as a theology did not encourage it.
    If we look closely at Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar, we will discover the Muslim masters abuse their Asian “maids,” while keeping their passports by force, sometimes raping them, and at other times denying these poor laborers basic dignified human treatment. There is not a month passing by these days without such atrocities being committed by Muslim men in many other Islamic countries.
    When a country does not hesitate to enslave half of its society, i.e., the women, should anyone should be surprised to hear about rapes, abuses, beheading and other gross violations of human rights occurring in the Islamic world. Slavery in Islam is allowed, but the slave taken must not be Muslim under any circumstances, especially if the slave converted to Islam. “Marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free of want out of his grace.”( Koran 24: 32-33)
    Economic motivations for marriage do not validate the marriage, since the intent for marriage, and the free consent of both parties is not present there. So, marriage in Islam is valid in all cases when it is to one’s slave, since the slave has no rights whatsoever. The rights afforded to women in marriage are only nominally more apparent.

    Koran 33:50 reads, “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possess of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war”.[Emphasis is mine]. It is clear from 33:50 that spoils of jihad will become automatically the possession of the Muslim warrior, regardless whether the spoils be human, animal or material possessions. This was, and will be forever, a “divine institution” which Mohammed provided for the Muslims; it was one of the main reasons for the rapid Islamic expansion across Africa and the Middle East.
    The term used in the above text, which gives Muslims the right of ownership of the war slaves is, Wa Ma Malekat Emanokom, which is “and what your right hand owned.” This ownership will include selling, trading or having sex with these ‘slaves’ as another text clarifies it in 23:5 “…Except with their wives and slave girls, for these are lawful to them:…” Here, the term “owned” is used loosely when it refers to the taking of girls for sex slaves.
    Muslims were not the only people who practiced slavery as result of taking war booty, but Muslims are the only ones who maintain this practice based on theological grounds. Muslims are the only ones who consider slavery to be one of Allah’s commands to them, hence they forge ahead with the practice with a clear conscience.
    Hoards of Muslim fanatics swept through Africa, forcing peoples into Islam, killing those who refuse, and selling others who were able-bodied into slavery. Throughout history, Muslims in Africa perfected the slave trade, profiting left and right. The history of Islam is not only about glories, as the scholars would have us to think, but its investment in slavery had millions of black victims, some dead, others living a nightmare.
    “There is a conscious and articulate black Diaspora in the West that confronts the historical record of slavery and racism there. Yet Islam has no comparably conscious and articulate black Diaspora to confront it with the reminders of slavery” and racism. The absence of voices requiring accountability from the Muslims is deafening in its silence. “These facts do not make Islam’s record any more immune to examination and judgment. Islam owes such an examination and judgment not only to itself but also to its victims. They have the right, most precious of all, the voiceless, to be heard” [42] As a matter of fact, the enslavement of conquered peoples is defended and justified most emphatically in the heart of the Middle East where people are subjugated to Islamic rule.
    Muslim apologists accuse Christianity as a religion which by its nature, “enslaves people.” One of their techniques is to re-define the term slavery so as to rid it of its core meaning….”Though slavery was an ancient institution which started in the pre-historic era of mankind, it is safe to say that the volume of this trade reached its zenith through the Christian nations of Europe and America who, as is their nature, turned it into a meticulously organized commerce and started capturing slaves by thousands. Before we describe the nefarious trade in slave started by the Portuguese, the Spaniards and other maritime powers of the Christian West for their newly acquired colonies, let us see if Christianity, as a system and as a creed, did anything in the earliest period to alleviate the lot of slaves.” [43] (Emphasis mine.)
    The mandates of Islamic Shari’a (law) form the smokescreen behind which Islamic leaders seek refuge from the mandates of the United Nations regarding slavery, human rights and the rights of women. The Muslim leaders say that their reservations are related to the question of the interpretation of the Shari’a. They insist that the Shari’a is very supportive of women’s equality, rights and dignity. The Islamic law has come forth some 1,500 years ago, and can never be changed, since it is
    “divine.”

    The Shari’a itself gave “equality” to women, but the question remains one of interpretation of the word “equality.” Muslim religious and cultural interpretations should be expected to evolve over time, but the evolution of the ijtihad, the interpretation of the Shari’a, came to a standstill three centuries ago. Sunni Arabs have been the most resistant to change over the centuries, partly because they have been in a dominant position, and have perhaps , or to reform Islam. Gradual reformation of some religious roles has not even begun in many centuries, and this is now the prescient fact: Muslims worldwide are confronted with the modern age, all of its good and all of its evils.
    The world had become irrevocably interconnected, and Muslims everywhere are facing the same pressures to reform their ancient ideas and customs with which every other culture and religion has been faced. It is unwise for Sunni Arabs to continue to try to force laws upon peoples today that only applied to civilizations several centuries ago. The man on the street in Muslim lands sees that the political leaders are enriching themselves at his expense, and that Islam’s ancient ways are not ever going to allow him the freedoms other peoples are enjoying. The man in the street is no longer a force to be ignored.
    With pressures coming from the West, and the need to defeat terrorism more and more urgent, a number of non-Arab countries are now, thankfully, reforming. Some are moving to interpret Islamic law (Shari’a) in more progressive ways, as a result of the political will of the government and/or the education of the population.
    The Koran itself permits evolution of the interpretation of the Islamic religion. Therefore, efforts should be made to proceed to an interpretation of the Shari’a that is both permissible by the Koran and does not block the advancement of women. The men who resist reforms, who retain absolute control over women, however, are addicted to their grip of power, and as history proves, they almost never relinquish it willingly.
    “Governments were urged to take a leading role in its interpretation of the Shari’a as a model for other Islamic countries. Reservations that were incompatible with the goals of the Convention were not acceptable” [44]

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