New Article for the hadith database on the Quran and Bible blog.
Hadith Database – Hadith on Prophet Muhammad Cancelling the Manumission of Slaves
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم
“’Imran b. Hussain said: A man who had no other property emancipated six slaves of his at the time of the death. When the Prophet (ﷺ) was informed about it, he spoke severely of him. He then called them, divided them into three sections, cast lots among them, and emancipated two and kept four in slavery.”
Explanation: This hadith has apparently been used by some Islamophobes to attack the Prophet Muhammad’s attitude towards slavery and is also a matter of confusion for some Muslims. As the hadith states, a man with no other property (i.e., no other assets or anything of value) freed all six of his slaves on his death-bed, a decision that was partially reversed by…
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