Hadith on Slave: Upholding Human Dignity in Islam

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1946
Abu Bakr As-Siddiq narrated that the Messenger of Allah said : “The one who treats his slaves badly will not enter paradise.”

Releted: Islam and Slavery

  • It is crucial to understand the context of this narration within the principles of Islam. Slavery is not permitted in Islam, as it is a religion that upholds justice, equality, and human dignity. While slavery is no longer practiced in the modern world, Islam teaches believers to address any existing injustices and to strive towards freeing those in bondage. The teachings of Islam encourage believers to treat all individuals with kindness, compassion, and respect, recognizing the inherent worth and rights of every human being. The narration serves as a reminder that mistreating others, particularly those in vulnerable positions, is incompatible with the teachings of Islam. It reinforces the importance of treating fellow human beings with fairness, dignity, and benevolence, irrespective of their social status or circumstances. Islam promotes a sense of brotherhood and encourages believers to actively contribute to the well-being and liberation of others, highlighting the moral obligation to protect and uplift one another.