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Definitions and Conceptions of Slave Ownership in Islamic Law<sup>1</sup>

Bernard K. Freamon

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660469
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0004
Definitions and Conceptions of Slave Ownership in Islamic Law1

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This chapter surveys the definitions and conceptions of slavery and slave ownership in the Islamic legal system. It takes a look at the similarities of the Islamic jurisprudence's approach to slavery with those of other systems. It begins with a discussion of the arrival of an Islamic approach to slavery, and then moves to an outline of how the new Islamic legal system evolved. It is followed by a discussion of the approach of Islamic law to the concepts of ownership and the ownership of slaves. This chapter also considers the issues surrounding the definition of slavery.

Keywords: slavery; slave ownership; Islamic legal system; Islamic jurisprudence; ownership

Chapter.  11290 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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