The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50)
Muhammad bought slaves: “Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported: There came a slave and pledged allegiance to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) on migration; he (the Holy Prophet) did not know that he was a slave. Then there came his master and demanded him back, whereupon Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Sell him to me. And he bought him for two black slaves, and he did not afterwards take allegiance from anyone until he had asked him whether he was a slave (or a free man).” (Muslim 3901)
Muhammad took female Infidel captives as slaves: “Narrated Anas: The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, ‘Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.’ Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives. She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet. The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr.’” (Bukhari 5.59.512) Mahr is bride price: Muhammad freed her and married her. But he didn’t do this to all his slaves:
Muhammad owned slaves: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle was on a journey and he had a black slave called Anjasha, and he was driving the camels (very fast, and there were women riding on those camels). Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Waihaka (May Allah be merciful to you), O Anjasha! Drive slowly (the camels) with the glass vessels (women)!’” (Bukhari 8.73.182) There is no mention of Muhammad’s freeing Anjasha.
“Squalid homes of freed slaves,” Oldham Evening Standard, December 17, 2014 (thanks to Melanie):
Police have released images of the squalor that they say 10 alleged slave-workers had to endure in Rochdale after two men were charged and three others arrested in connection with enslavement and trafficking offences.
As the Chronicle reported yesterday, 20 east European men and women were rescued after police swooped on a picture framing factory in Ings Lane, Rochdale.
Greater Manchester Police officers — alongside partner agency teams from Rochdale Council, the Home Office and HMRC — executed a warrant at the factory on Monday.
The search warrant was executed at part of the Caldershaw Centre, on Monday as part of Operation Retriever, which is designed to tackle human trafficking in Rochdale.
It is alleged that the men and women who lived there were paid £25 for an 80-hour week after deductions for rent and travel.
Images released by police also show the shocking conditions in which the workers were living. They were all cramped into one small terraced house in Rochdale which had plaster falling from the damp-infested walls.
As a result of the warrants Mohammed Iqbal (51), of Belmont Way, Rochdale, and Najum Mohammed Iqbal (40), of Harrison Close, Rochdale, were both charged yesterday with knowingly requiring another person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Two other men, aged 34 and 43 were arrested on suspicion of the same offences, while a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. All three have been bailed an are due to appear before court.
A police spokesman said: “Of the 20 people found to have been working in the factory, 13 men and women, all from Slovakia, are now thought to have been victims of the enforced labour and trafficking offences….