The Islamic View of Black Slaves: Islam and Slavery in the Hadith

While Western preachers of Islam insist that Islam is a religion of freedom and racial equality, the Muslim sources tell a very different story. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, bought, owned, sold, and traded black African slaves, and his followers institutionalized African slavery long before countries like the United States even existed.

Consider a sahih hadith. In Sunan an-Nasai 4625, we read:

It was narrated that Jabir said: “A slave came and gave his pledge to the Messenger of Allah to emigrate, and the Prophet did not realize that he was a slave. Then his master came looking for him. The Prophet said: ‘Sell him to me.’ So he bought him for two black slaves, then he did not accept the pledge of anyone after that until he had asked: ‘Is he a slave?’”

Disturbingly, the heading of this hadith describes the content as: “Selling Animals for Animals of Different Amounts or Quality.” Hence, Muslim sources describe trading slaves as trading animals.

What else can we learn from this hadith? David Wood discusses the issue.

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David wood is a rubbish cherry picker. Theres much more to the story. At the Pre islamic period, where did those slaves come from and why. We know roman christian used to force their religion on others and enslaved prisoners black or white (probably the only equality you find). Im not even gonna bother trashing you, just give me any verse from bible that promotes equality, im not talking about taking good care of slaves, NO. Im saying give me a bible verse that to to free them, that says that all people are equal. David wood supporters are ignorant and eating it.

Lifetime slavery, pedophilia, forced pregnancy, Rape, war, theft, genital mutilation of both sexes, forced conversion, terrorism.

Why do they make you memorize the Quran but not teach the Quran and why do they select the Hadith they want to teach you

This is a disingenuous analysis. Firstly, the man who pledge to The Prophet (pbuh) was a Muslim, and based on context the slaves he exchanged for him were likley disbelievers. He prioritized freeing the muslim man over keeping disbeliving slaves. It has nothing to do with race. The reason he asked if someone was a slave upfront moving forward was to confirm if they needed to buy their freedom. Nothing in the hadith suggests the Prophet was reluctant to freeing slaves, rather the opposite. He did it and he also encouraged it. He is also documented as the first anti-racist in history. The slavery was a product of war. Islamiclly you cannot be born into slavery, salves are captives of war who were never claimed by their families or countries. It is important to note that Both slavery and war were discouraged in the Quran. However the Quran does not teach pacificim, muslims have a moral obligations to seek justice and protect themselves and the victims of injustice. The Quran states if an enemy inclines towards peace and terms then incline towards peace. That is what is preferred. War is reserved only for those who do not incline towards peace or for those who are causing atrocities and harm to the masses and refuse to correct their ways. Never did muslims under the guidance of the Prophet (pbuh) go to battle with another nation without first attempting to seeking a peaceful means of protecting their beliefs promoting and justice.

Engineer Muhamad Ali Mirza is the anti-dote to your venom against Islam. He has already clarified many of your misudnerstood notions.

David Wood should read more instead of reaching to his own wrong conclusions.

Stupid. To get the true view on racism and Islam, read the English translation of the Quran and stop spouting stupid falsehoods. It is said in the Quran that Allah only favours he or she who is more devout to Him, regardless of race.
I could come up here and quote “Christians” justifying racism (as quite a number have historically) and say blacks are descendants of Ham and some stupidity like that. So just stop with your inane fake stories.

Very weak sources and explanation keep trying you show how ridiculously weak are your arguments

Exodus 21:20-21

(New Living Translation)

“If a man beats his male or female slave with a club and the slave dies as a result, the owner must be punished. 21 But if the slave recovers within a day or two, then the owner shall not be punished, since the slave is his property.

I don’t know which one is worse the Bible or the Quran how many passage to the Bible talks about how to treat slaves

I’m a Christian and do not know much about islam so excuse me for being ignorant but what is a hadith?

God bless you brother

The ones who disliked this video are in a state of denial!

The prophets final sermon was literally about equality

:japanese_ogre:ISLAM SUPPORTS RACISM AND SLAVERY​:point_down:
أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ جَاءَ عَبْدٌ فَبَايَعَ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى الْهِجْرَةِ وَلاَ يَشْعُرُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ عَبْدٌ فَجَاءَ سَيِّدُهُ يُرِيدُهُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ بِعْنِيهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَاشْتَرَاهُ بِعَبْدَيْنِ أَسْوَدَيْنِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يُبَايِعْ أَحَدًا حَتَّى يَسْأَلَهُ أَعَبْدٌ هُوَ
(Sunan An-Nasa’i 4184)
It was narrated that jabir said:
“A slave came and pledged to the Prophet to emigrate, and the Prophet did not realize that he was a slave. Then his master came looking for him. The Prophet said: ‘Sell him to me,’ and he bought him for two black slaves. Then he did not accept the pledge from anyone until he asked: 'Is he a slave?”’

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ الْمُحَارِبِيُّ، وَجَعْفَرُ بْنُ عَوْنٍ، عَنِ الإِفْرِيقِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ يَزِيدَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ "‏ لاَ تَزَوَّجُوا النِّسَاءَ لِحُسْنِهِنَّ فَعَسَى حُسْنُهُنَّ أَنْ يُرْدِيَهُنَّ وَلاَ تَزَوَّجُوهُنَّ لأَمْوَالِهِنَّ فَعَسَى أَمْوَالُهُنَّ أَنْ تُطْغِيَهُنَّ وَلَكِنْ تَزَوَّجُوهُنَّ عَلَى الدِّينِ وَلأَمَةٌ خَرْمَاءُ سَوْدَاءُ ذَاتُ دِينٍ أَفْضَلُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
(Sunan Ibn Majah 1859)
It was narrated from Abdullah bin Amr that:
the Prophet said: “Do not marry women for their beauty for it may lead to their doom. Do not marry them for their wealth, for it may lead them to fall into sin. Rather, marry them for their religion. A black slave woman with piercings who is religious is better.”

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو التَّيَّاحِ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ اسْمَعُوا وَأَطِيعُوا، وَإِنِ اسْتُعْمِلَ حَبَشِيٌّ كَأَنَّ رَأْسَهُ زَبِيبَةٌ ‏"‏‏.‏
(Sahih Al Bukhari 693)
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Listen and obey (your chief) even if an Ethiopian whose head(brain) is like a raisin were made your chief.”

حَدَّثَنَا بِشْرُ بْنُ مُعَاذٍ الْعَقَدِيُّ، - بَصْرِيٌّ - حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ زُرَيْعٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي عَرُوبَةَ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ سَمُرَةَ بْنِ جُنْدَبٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ سَامٌ أَبُو الْعَرَبِ وَيَافِثُ أَبُو الرُّومِ وَحَامٌ أَبُو الْحَبَشِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ ‏.‏ وَيُقَالُ يَافِثُ وَيَافِتُ وَيَفِثُ ‏.‏
(Jami’ At-Tirmidhi 3931)
Narrated Samurah bin Jundab:
that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Sam was the father of Arabs, Yafith was the father of Romans, and Ham was the father of Ethiopians.”

:japanese_ogre:ISLAM IS ANTI-SEMITIC :point_down:
حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، أَخْبَرَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنْ عُمَارَةَ بْنِ الْقَعْقَاعِ، عَنْ أَبِي زُرْعَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تُقَاتِلُوا الْيَهُودَ حَتَّى يَقُولَ الْحَجَرُ وَرَاءَهُ الْيَهُودِيُّ يَا مُسْلِمُ، هَذَا يَهُودِيٌّ وَرَائِي فَاقْتُلْهُ ‏"‏‏.‏
(Sahih Al Bukhari 2926)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

:japanese_ogre:ISLAM SUPPORTS Xenophobia
حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْكِنْدِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا زَيْدُ بْنُ الْحُبَابِ، أَخْبَرَنَا سُفْيَانُ الثَّوْرِيُّ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ لَئِنْ عِشْتُ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لأُخْرِجَنَّ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى مِنْ جَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
(Jami’ At-Tirmidhi 1606)
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “If I live - if Allah wills - I will expel the Jews and the Christians from the Arabian Peninsula.”

This is all biased. Slavery was there and rules were set when prophet Muhammad came. Islam didn’t end this ancient institution because it was an ancient culture intertwined with the life of the time. Hence if two black slaves worth one non-black slaves, it was probably an excepted idea for some ancient reasoning. What Islam did is to give slaves more rights and humane conditions as well as the incentives to the owners to free the slaves. It has nothing to do with racism. Black people has been no different when they’re free or muslim like all other ethnicity. Also if you want to look at hadiths, you should look for the one that Muhammad says there is no superiority of arabs over others or the others’ over arabs. Only superiority that one person over another is with his/her piety and righteousness. What you do here is just racism while a staining attempt on Islam. This is basically killing two birds with one stone for you, right? It makes me think that you are an islamophobe as well as a racist secretly. I raised as a muslim and taught and read Islam on a good level. I can just say this: When we see on the news that in some state or country there is a racist event or understanding to any ethnicity and especially on black people, we just swear to whom did the racism and lough out loud for we see only people when we look to the people where you see black people, Latin people etc. Even the idea of the racism is meaningless for muslims.

The Old and New Testaments are filled with justifications for slavery and were used by slaveholders in the American South to support the institution of slavery. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians, VI, 5-7: “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”. Christians should avoid trying to take the moral high ground on this issue. Both religions are morally bankrupt when it comes to slavery.

Jesus was brown why is it white people hijack everyone else’s religions???..

I am black ex-muslim the racism in isalm is one of the many reasons why I left that religion and also Muslims are so racist toward black Muslims