New paper: The Moral Problem of Slavery

Jonathan Brown is an American scholar of Islamic studies. Since 2012, he has been associate professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In 2014, he was appointed Chair of Islamic Civilization.

He has authored several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy, Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction, and The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim. He has also published articles in the fields of Hadith, Islamic law, Salafism, Sufism, and Arabic language. This article was published online today.

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Categories: Islam, Scholarship

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  1. Academia.edu is filled with so much annoying ads, I uploaded the paper here for anyone who doesn’t want to go through that annoyance: https://my.mixtape.moe/dvdpvb.pdf

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  2. As usual, excellent paper by Dr. Brown! Except for the fact that he gifted a citation to that “Rukmini Callimachi” Islamophobe when it wasn’t even necessary…

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  3. One of the big problems of islamic slavery is that it sanctions and encourages the breaking up of the family bonds between the parents and their children, when they become ipso facto slaves. They become individual items of chattel property. Biblical forms of slavery never descend to this depth of evil and legislate against it.

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    • Christians like madman resort to secular humanism and western liberal values and pretend that the Bible does not sanction slavery in their hypocritical attacks on Islam. Biblical teachings on Slavery are embarrassing to most Christians and that is why they constantly ignore the relevant verses or try to spin them.

      Cruel slave masters often break family bonds of chattel slaves and the Bible commands the slave to submit willingly to such cruelty.

      “Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh and cruel.” 1 Peter 2:18

      What a terrible, disgusting, unloving thing to say to another human being…….sad.

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