Skip to comments.The Racism and Slavery of Islam
Posted on 04/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT by bayouranger
Racism is one of the greatest criminal acts practiced by man against man. And Islam is the most racist, bigoted, discriminatory ideology ever created by man.
Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e. which harms particular groups of people). Modern usage often equates "racism" and "racial discrimination" and defines the latter term only as applying to pernicious practices.
Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred, xenophobia, (malignant or forced) exploitation, separatism, racial supremacy, mass murder (for the purpose of genocide), genocide denial, vigilantism (hate crimes, terrorism), etc.
WHY ISLAM IS THE MOST RACIST IDEOLOGY EVER CONCEIVED BY MAN? As you will read, Arabs believe they are a superior race and have the right to rape, torture, kill because the Quran being in Arabic non-Arabic people are inferior and are to be treated like slaves. This is sanctified by God in the Quran.
RACISM AND SLAVERY ARE DIVINE ETERNAL INSTITUTIONS OF GOD
All human beings, irrespective of race or color, are created equal in terms of rights and dignity. Assuming that one human being is lesser than another and worth being a slave or property of another person is abhorrent to civilized conscience. Slavery is one of the vilest institutions ever created by man. Slavery is a form of vile racism.
In Islam, God is a slaver, who sanctions enslaving other people by Muslims in the Quran. Prophet Muhammad was a slaver, who took 20% from the profits derived from the sale of slaves. He also owned 40 slaves. He beat and raped his slaves. He hated the Blacks and compared them to Satan. Some 120 million Blacks were murdered by Muslims, the greatest holocaust in history. Of hunted Black slaves, some 75% of them died on the way to Islamic markets. All Black male slaves were castrated. While most black slaves sent to the Americas could marry and have families, most of the male black slaves destined for the Muslim world were castrated. Millions more died in the unhygienic operation for castrating them, and most of the black children born to the women were killed at birth.
It was noted that black slaves were castrated "based on the assumption that the blacks had an ungovernable sexual appetite.
Below are some of the commands of Islamic God, sanctioning slavery:
Sura 2 (The Cow), Verse 178:
O you who believe! retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the slain, the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female, but if any remission is made to any one by his (aggrieved) brother, then prosecution (for the bloodwit) should be made according to usage, and payment should be made to him in a good manner; this is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy; so whoever exceeds the limit after this he shall have a painful chastisement.
Slavery is mentioned in this verse as part of Islams criminal law clearly indicating that slavery is an eternal divine institution in Islam, a part and parcel of Islamic societies.
Sura 24 (The Light), Verse 31:
And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful.
This is the famous Sura enjoining the veiling of women. Those before whom the Muslim women need not veil themselves are "those whom their right hands possess", which means slaves. Again God mentions slavery in this verse as a part and parcel of Muslim households. Therefore, slaves are an inseparable part of Muslim societies.
Sura 23 (The Believers), Verses 1-6:
Successful indeed are the believers, Who are humble in their prayers, And who keep aloof from what is vain, And who are givers of poor-rate, And who guard their private parts, Except before their mates or those whom their right hands possess, for they surely are not blameable.
This verses not only sanctions the practice of slavery, but also gives the slave owner unfettered right to use female slaves sexual pleasures.
Sura 24 (The Light), Verse 32:
And 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 from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.
This is said to sanction marriages of slaves with slaves and slaves with free persons (including the owner). Owners did not usually marry slaves as they could use them for sexual purposes at will. This dispensation has been used to make slaves marry other slaves. In Islam a child born to a slave couple also is a slave from birth, so this verse gives a great incentive to slave owners to breed slaves. This is another obnoxious aspect of Islamic slavery. Whatever be the other circumstances in which people are made into slaves to make a new-born infant a slave is one of the most cruel and callous. Ye this did not evoke a protest from the Prophet and has been extensively resorted to by Muslims.
Sura 16 (The Bee), verse 75:
Allah sets forth a parable: (consider) a slave, the property of another, (who) has no power over anything, and one whom We have granted from Ourselves a goodly sustenance so he spends from it secretly and openly; are the two alike? (All) praise is due to Allah!
This is one of the clearest instances where the institution of slavery is justified in the Quran as a divine dispensation. It deserves close scrutiny. This "parable" contrasts two people a slave who is owned by another and is completely powerless and a freeman on whom Allah has granted "a goodly sustenance" which he can spend openly or secretly as he pleases (perhaps acquiring slaves for himself). Since Allah claims for himself the position of the granter of all benefits (or lack of them) both the freeman's fortune and the slave's misfortune are ultimately determined by Allah. By his rhetorical question -- "Are the two alike?" -- Allah was actually justifying the inequality between the slave and the freeman as a natural thing. Thus a Muslim will have no compunctions or qualms in employing and exploiting slaves (subject only to any conditions that Muhammad may have imposed) because it is what Allah has ordained and "all praise is due to Allah".
Sura 33 (The Clans), Verse 50:
O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those [slaves] whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
As stated before here, as elsewhere, the term "possessions of the right hand" mean slaves. It is expressly stated that Muhammad's slaves are given to him by Allah himself to be taken out of his share of the captives in war. It also records the special dispensation given to Muhammad, not available to other Muslims, in the number of wives.
Sura 39 (The Companions), Verses 29:
Allah sets forth an example: There is a slave in whom are (several) partners differing with one another, and there is another slave wholly owned by one man. Are the two alike in condition? (All) praise is due to Allah. Nay! most of them do not know.
The example set out here compares joint ownership of a slave by many owners and the single ownership by one person. Allah asks rhetorically whether the two cases are the same. Of course, they are not and it is clear that Muhammad prefers single ownership. In fact, this is why he established the rule that after a military campaign the captives were allocated to each of his soldiers individually not collectively, with himself keeping a fifth of the captives as his personal slaves.
Sura 70 (The Ways of Ascent), verses 29-35:
And those who guard their private parts, Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess -- for these surely are not to be blamed, But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that go beyond the limits -- And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenant And those who are upright in their testimonies, And those who keep a guard on their prayer, Those shall be in gardens, honored.
These verses are similar to Sura 23.93-96 and gives the right to slave owners to have sexual relation with female slaves. The only difference is that the earlier reference may leave some doubt as to whether both males and female slaves are meant. These verses clearly show that it is only female slaves that are meant.
Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
This verse is saying a Muslim man can have sex with his female slaves (obtained in war) just like with married wives (up to four). The divine institution of Islamic slavery, including the sex-slavery, is the vilest of institutions ever created in history.
Allah, the Islamic God, thus, sanctions slavery as well as use of female slaves for pleasures of men the vilest practice, albeit an divinely-sanctioned one, ever exercised by man. (For article titled, Islam, Slavery and Rape, go to: http://www.islamreform.net/new-page-62.htm) Slavery in Prophetic traditions
Following is just a small sample of more teachings of Gods divine institution of slavery.
Muhammad's position on freeing slaves
1) In one instance, a man freed a slave that he kept as a sexual partner. When Muhammad heard what happened, he auctioned the boy and sold him for 800 dirhams to Na-eem Ebn Abdullah Al- Nahham. (Sahih Muslim, vol. 7, p. 83)
2) According to Muhammad, the punishment for committing adultery is different with a free-woman and a slave-woman. The man must be flogged one-hundred stripes and be exiled for one year. The free woman must be stoned to death. But the slave-woman (since she has a monetary value) will not be exiled or killed, she is to be flogged one-hundred stripes. If the violation is repeated, the slave-woman is to be sold. (Sahih Al Bukhari vol. 8:821 & 822)
Islam Looked Down on Blacks
Islams sacred texts contain explicit denigrating remarks about black people.
Muhammad referred to Blacks as "raisin heads". (Sahih al-Bukhari 1.662, 9.256).
In another Hadith, Muhammad is quoted as saying that Blacks are "pug-nosed slaves". (Sahih Muslim vol. 9, p. 46-47).
A Slave is not Entitled to Property or Money
Ibn Hazm says in Vol. 6, Part 9,
"The slave is not permitted to write a will when he dies, nor can he bequeath (anything) because his entire possessions belong to his master."
Testimony of Slaves inadmissible
In Vol. 35, p. 409 Ibn Timiyya remarks:
"The Shafi'i, Malik, and Abu Hanifa, who are the legists of Islam, assert that the testimony of the slave is not acceptable."
The "Ordinances of the Qur'an" by the Shafi'i (part II, p. 142), stipulates that,
"The witnesses must be from among our freeman, not from our slaves, but from freeman who belong to our religion!" Black Slaves on Matters of Sex and Marriage
1. The Slave cannot choose for himself.
This was confirmed by all the Muslim scholars on the authority of Muhammad. In Vol. 6, Part 9, p. 467, Ibn Hazm said,
"If a slave gets married without the permission of his master, his marriage will be invalid and he must be whipped because he has committed adultery. He must be separated from his wife. She is also regarded as an adulteress because Muhammad said, 'Any slave who gets married without the approval of his master is a prostitute.'"
The same text is quoted by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Part 5, p. 117 of "Zad al-Maad"), as well as Ibn Timiyya (Vol. 32, p. 201). Malik Ibn Anas relates (Vol. 2, Part 4) more than that. He says (pp. 199, 201, 206),
"The slave does not get married without the approval of his master. If he is a slave to two masters, he has to obtain the approval of both men."
2. The male slave and the female slave are forced to get married.
Malik Ibn Anas says explicitly,
"The master has the right to force his male or female slave to marry without obtaining their approval" (Vol. 2, p. 155).
"The master does not have the right to force the female slave to wed to an ugly black slave if she is beautiful and agile unless in case of utmost necessity" (refer to Ibn Hazm, Vol. 6, Part 9, p. 469).
In matters of sex and marriage, Ibn Timiyya states:
"The one who owns the mother also owns her children. Being the master of the mother makes him the owner of her children whether they were born to a husband or they were illegitimate children. Therefore, the master has the right to have sexual intercourse with the daughters of his maid-slave because they are his property, provided he does not sleep with the mother at the same time" (Vol. 35, p. 54).
Price of Slaves
"If an owned slave assaults somebody and damages his property, his crime will be tied to his neck. It will be said to his master, If you wish, you can pay the fine for the damages done by your slave or deliver him to be sentenced to death.' His master has to choose one of the two options - either the value of the slave and his price or the damage the slave has caused" (Vol. 32, p. 202, Ibn Timiyya). Racism from Prophetic tradition
Ishaq, p. 243:
"I heard the Apostle say: 'Whoever wants to see Satan should look at Nabtal!' He was a black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks.... Allah sent down concerning him: 'To those who annoy the Prophet there is a painful doom." [9:61] "Gabriel came to Muhammad and said, 'If a black man comes to you his heart is more gross than a donkey's.'"
Ishaq, p. 144:
"A rock was put on a slave's chest. When Abu Bakr complained, they said, 'You are the one who corrupted him, so save him from his plight.' I will do so,' said Bakr. 'I have a black slave, tougher and stronger than Bilal, who is a heathen. I will exchange him. The transaction was carried out."
"Shem, the son of Noah was the father of the Arabs, the Persians, and the Greeks; Ham was the father of the Black Africans; and Japheth was the father of the Turks and of Gog and Magog who were cousins of the Turks. Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the African's color would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks."
"Ham [Africans] begat all those who are black and curly-haired, while Japheth [Turks] begat all those who are full-faced with small eyes, and Shem [Arabs] begat everyone who is handsome of face with beautiful hair. Noah prayed that the hair of Ham's descendants would not grow beyond their ears, and that whenever his descendants met Shem's, the latter would enslave them."
Ishaq, p. 450:
"It is your folly to fight the Apostle, for Allah's army is bound to disgrace you. We brought them to the pit. Hell was their meeting place. We collected them there, black slaves, men of no descent."
"The Prophet said, 'Let the negro slave of Dinar perish. And if he is pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to take it out for him.... If he [the black slave] asks for anything it shall not be granted, and if he needs intercession [to get into paradise], his intercession will be denied.'"
Slavery, raping slave girls, owning slaves, selling boys and women as trophies of war, sharing the booty (including slaves) obtained in raids and wars with Allah are all central teachings of Islam. Slavery was one of the major driving forces behind the expansion of Islam. After assuming his prophetic career, Prophet Muhammad enslaved large number of men and women, owned dozens of slaves, he sold many slaves as well as used the female captives as sex-slaves on top his dozen wives. Islam is such as vile, evil cult, which has been embraced by todays civilized worlds 1.2 billion people as the perfect guide to life and its Prophet as perfect human being, the greatest apostle of God, a man of peace.
Today, tens of millions of Blackswhose forefathers were the worst victim of Muhammads cultalso eulogize this man, and call themselves proud Muslims. There cannot be anything more shameful than this.
---- Jake Neuman is the author of Islam and Sharia Law Are Treason: Jihad Is Treason and Prophet Muhammad (AKA ALLAH): Monster of History. The Teachings of The Quran are The Teachings of A Psychotic and That Psychotic Was Prophet Muhammad: Murderer, Terrorist, Torturer, Rapist, Child Molester free download at http://www.islamreform.net. His book ISLAM -- EVIL IN THE NAME OF GOD was banned in Malaysia.
I think Islam has much darker origins!
It is much too evil to be merely a creation of man. Credit where credit is due!
True. Though since it originally was a substitute for mass slaughter, it can in some since be considered to have been an improvement in morality initially.
Slavery is a form of vile racism.
Nonsense, as a blanket statement. Slavery is thousands of years old. Uhtil the development of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, it generally had no specific racial connotations. In the classical world, Greeks routinely enslaved Greeks (though some philosophers thought slavery should be reserved for "inferior" non-Greeks), Egyptians enslaved Jews, Jews enslaved Jews (and others) and Romans enslaved anybody who didn't get out of the way in time, though they generally didn't sell fellow Roman citizens off.
The notion that slavery should be reserved for one or more "inferior" races is quite recent.
The very concept of "race" (in the way we think of it) didn't show up till the last few hundred years.
Christians and Jews need to give some thought to the glass house concept before heaving stones at Islam with regard to slavery.
The Islamic concept of slavery is very similar to that allowed to Jews in the OT.
The NT is at best nonjudgmental about slavery.
The most rapid expansion of slavery and slave economies and highest volume slave raiding and trading (especially over long distances) was done by Christians.
Both religions have progressed beyond slavery, but our historical record is not good before the last couple of centuries.
You got it!
Throughout koranistan, slavery is still being practiced today.
According to Mo-mo, the black race is a slave race.
It’s all in the koran.
Where is Farrakhan and his crew today?
Foola, all of them! Let the truth set them free!
That’s the whole point.
islam is slavery for the “followers” but they can set themselves free if they simply learn the truth about it.
I am not a scholar of the Koran, so please provide the sura demonstrating your point.
Not a hadith or tradition, since you said "the Koran," says black people are inherently a slave race.
I presume you are aware a vast literature of people (even theologians) claiming the Bible makes the same points existed for several centuries, despite having very little support in the actual wording of the Bible.
Their claims were generally based on some absurd combination of the stories of Cain and of Canaan, neither of which had any specific connection to the black race.
Mo-mo calling the black race a slave race:
In another Hadith, Muhammad is quoted as saying that Blacks are “pug-nosed slaves”. (Sahih Muslim vol. 9, p. 46-47).
Abd/abeed - arabic for black & slave.
Slavery in the koran:
Qur’an (33:50) - “O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee” This is one of several personal-sounding verses “from Allah” narrated by Muhammad - in this case allowing himself a virtually unlimited supply of sex partners. Others are restrained to four wives, but may also have sex with any number of slaves, as the following verse make clear:
Qur’an (23:5-6) - “..who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess...” This verse permits the slave-owner to have sex with his slaves. See also Qur’an (70:29-30).
Qur’an (4:24) - “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” Even sex with married slaves is permissible.
Qur’an (8:69) - “But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good” A reference to war booty, of which slaves were a part. The Muslim slave master may enjoy his “catch” because (according to verse 71) “Allah gave you mastery over them.”
Qur’an (24:32) - “And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves...” Breeding slaves based on fitness.
Qur’an (2:178) - “O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female.” The message of this verse, which prescribes the rules of retaliation for murder, is that all humans are not created equal. The human value of a slave is less than that of a free person (and a woman’s worth is also distinguished from that of a man’s).
Qur’an (16:75) - “Allah sets forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; He has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means;) praise be to Allah.” Yet another confirmation that the slave is is not equal to the master. In this case it is plain that the slave owes his status to Allah’s will. (According to 16:71, the owner should be careful about insulting Allah by bestowing Allah’s gifts on slaves - those whom the god of Islam has not favored).
There’s is much more but you need to do your own homework.
Thank you. Apparently you were unable to find a reference in the Koran to blacks being a slave race. The hadiths are traditions of Mohammed’s sayings and are not considered inerrant in the same way the Koran is.
I’d be interested in the actual hadith you quoted, as it might be Mo referring to a particular group of blacks who were indisputably both pug-nosed and slaves. Your quote does not of itself say anyone who is black (or pug-nosed) should be a slave.
The basic laws of slavery in the Koran are pretty much identical to those in the Bible. Christians and Jews no longer have a desire to own slaves as many Muslims still do, but the written laws are more or less the same, including those with regard to sex with slaves. Under the OT a captured woman was given 30 days to mourn her parents, siblings, husband and children, before it was permitted to rape her. Which was very considerate.
No, thank you.
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