THE ISLAMIC state has warned that it will slaughter all Yazidi sex slaves in the town of al-Hakne if coalition forces attack.
In the town, which is near the western bank of the river Tigris in Iraq, the Islamic State is holding an unknown number of Yazidi women.
Throughout their conquest, the Islamic State has forced thousands of Yazidi and Christian women into sex slavery.
Islamic State has successfully established a well-regulated slave market, where Yazidi and Christian women are sold and bought through auction. It was reported that Yazidi sex slaves have even reached Saudi Arabian sheiks who are keen to buy them.
Girls as young as seven years old are bought and sold in this market.
The treatment of Sex-Slave is horrific under the ‘caliphate.’ It is reported that their captors have raped many women. Some have even chosen to kill themselves by setting themselves on fire.
As a former Muslim, I see all this in accordance with Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.
Practice of Slavery in Islam
Allah says in Quran,
Quran 4:24–‘And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you.’
‘right hands possess’ is a reference to slaves. According to this verse, by order of Allah, it is permitted to rape slaves.
Hadith tells us,
Sahih al-Bukhari 4200–‘Narrated Anas: The Prophet (ﷺ) 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 (ﷺ) 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 (ﷺ) made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’.’
Moreover, one Muslim scholar says,
Saudi Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the Senior Council of Clerics–“Slavery is a part of Islam…(those who argue that slavery is abolished are) ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel.”