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: Adultery and Sex with Slaves
: Reader Questions February 05, 2015, 04:18:02 PM
Asalamualaikum brother Joseph

Can you help me with this. If adultery is so forbidden in Islam, then how does this work?

"In Islamic law (Sharia), Ma malakat aymanukum is the term for slaves or captives of war. According to Muslim theologians, it is lawful for male masters to have sexual relations with female captives and slaves,[50][51] regardless of whether or not the slave woman gave her consent.[52] The purchase of female slaves for sex was lawful from the perspective of Islamic law, and this was the most common motive for the purchase of slaves throughout Islamic history...  Slave women were required mainly as concubines and menials. A Muslim slaveholder was entitled by law to the sexual enjoyment of his slave women."

"And (also forbidden are) all married women except those whom your right hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you" - The Quran, chapter 4 (An-Nisa), verse 24 

: Re: Adultery and Sex with Slaves
: Joseph Islam February 05, 2015, 04:19:18 PM
Wa alaikum assalam

You may not be surprised to learn that there is no support for such a view in the Quran. Such interpretations are often the result of the disease that can be transmitted by Islamic secondary sources.

I hope the article below helps, God willing