Month: August 2015

Know Your Khawarij

Khawārij: pl. of Khārijī. “Separatist Muslims.” Originally a group of puritan followers of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib who rebelled violently against his leadership. They began as a group of up to twenty thousand pious worshippers and memorizers of the Qur’ān (‘ubbād wa qurrā’) – without a single Companion of the Prophet among them – who Read More …

Sex Slaves in Islam

Question: Asalamualaykum Is it true that in the past slaves could have been forced into having sex by there masters as some people say? Wassalaam Answer: Wa `alaykum salam, The law allowed a master to have sexual relations with his female slave without a marriage contract, just as it allowed a man to have sexual Read More …