Buying Women in Modern Times as Slaves
Fatwa No: 386479

  • Fatwa Date:15-11-2018 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 7, 1440
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Question

أسلام عليكم Dear Sir, I would like to ask a question about buying women in modern times as slaves from human traffickers. Is it permissible in Islam?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Such a question is futile, because slavery in its Islamic sense does not exist in our time, according to our knowledge. There are no longer any slave men or slave women. Therefore, a Muslim should not waste his time in what is of no use to him.

However, if we presume that there is someone who sells women like (selling) slaves, then is there any sound and rational person who doubts that his act is forbidden Islamically, logically, and as per the Fitrah (the natural predisposition upon which Allah created mankind)? So does this need a question and an answer?

For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 357964, 256111, 82182, 83687, and 84431.

Allah knows best.

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