I challenge anyone who can give me a clear black & white verse in the Quran or Hadith that says owning of slaves is forbidden (haram!). Please spare us your apologetic and pathetic attempts to reinterpret stuff. For hundreds of years, your ancestors did not read your book right? Seriously?
We were forced by the UN to stop slavery, watch this documentary from 1964
Islam does not discriminate, you can be white or black, you can be a slave – hurraaay!! The Quran talks about ملك اليمين or what your right hand possess four times Quran 23:1-6; 33:50; 70:29-30; 4:24…and more. It refers to women war bounty slavery, taken from tribes and nations that lost to Islamic conquests (فتوحات) and Muhammad owned these concubines as the Islamic sources show:
Slaves Owned by Muhammad:
“These are the names of Muhammad’s male slaves: Yakan Abu Sharh, Aflah, ‘Ubayd, Dhakwan, Tahman, Mirwan, Hunayn, Sanad, Fadala Yamamin, Anjasha al-Hadi, Mad’am, Karkara, Abu Rafi’, Thawban, Ab Kabsha, Salih, Rabah, Yara Nubyan, Fadila, Waqid, Mabur, Abu Waqid, Kasam, Abu ‘Ayb, Abu Muwayhiba, Zayd Ibn Haritha, and also a black slave called Mahran, who was re-named (by Muhammad) Safina (`ship’).”
Zad al-Ma’ad, pp. 114-116
Muhammad’s right hand possess Slaves “are Salma Um Rafi’, Maymuna daughter of Abu Asib, Maymuna daughter of Sa’d, Khadra, Radwa, Razina, Um Damira, Rayhana, Mary the Coptic, in addition to two other maid-slaves, one of them given to him as a present by his cousin, Zaynab, and the other one captured in a war.” Zad al-Ma’ad, pp. 114-6
And the Authentic Hadith confirms:
Then I put on my clothes and went to Allah’s Apostle’s residence, and behold, he was staying in an upper room of his to which he ascended by a ladder, and a black slave of Allah’s Apostle was (sitting) on the first step. I said to him, ‘Say (to the Prophet ) ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab is here.’…
Sahih Bukhari 6:60:435
If you dare to research “Slave trade in Islam” you will be in for a shock.
Yes, Muhammad encouraged freeing slaves, only if they convert and work to earn it. None Muslims remain slaves, and their children are owned by owner, so humane!!