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Assalamu Alaikkum,

I refer to this verse..

["And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). Except from their wives or that their right hands possess (the captives and slaves), - for them, they are free from blame. But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors." 23.5-7. Here the verses are clear in forbidding all illegal sexual acts except for the wives or that their right hand possess (the captives and slaves). And whoever seeks beyond that is the transgressor.]

The scholar referred this verse from Quran on the answer for the question about masturbation. He says that "right hands possess" means the captives/slaves. I personally condemn this scholar for giving such rubbish explanation. I would never agree with that having sex with slaves is allowed in Islam and I know my religion would never allow such nasty stuffs. Having sex with slaves is more worse than masturbation.

Why not "right hands possess" means possession of private parts by right hands (masturbation)? It makes more sense than that scholar's explanation. Please assist by giving me a clear answer. Thanks and Allah knows the best!

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Light, believer... Can you answer this??

(May 15 '13 at 03:16) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

ALHAMDULILLAH I have answered it. Sorry for the late response.

(May 15 '13 at 15:51) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

Salam Alaykum to all,

It means slaves and captives of war. Even if we do not understand something, we should go to the traditional authentic scholars, not make up rulings by ourselves.

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Walikum Assalam,

I will try to the best of my knowledge to give you a satisfactory answer, however others have total right to deny it. I ask forgiveness to Allah (S.W.T) if I am wrong.

I also believe that "right hand possess" means captive or slaves. Now the question is why they are not included in the category of wives or does it mean that Muslim Men are allowed to have sexual relation with their slave girls?

Husband and Wife are bind in a contract which is Nikkah (Marriage). And Nikkah can be done between two free opposite gender people, and Nikkah is the exchange of guardianship between the wali of bride and groom.

But in case of a captive girl from a war, she has no wali at that time and a slave to her master so she has no guardian. Due to which Nikkah is not possible, as I said earlier that Nikkah can be done between two free people and Nikkah is the exchange of guardianship and a captive girl can not produce a guardian and neither she is free. So what happen is that, a contract similar to Nikkah which gives the slave girl every right of a wife is signed between the slave girl and her master and now they become lawful for each other. But we do not call it Nikkah as Nikkah is the exchange of guardianship and if a master marries his own slave girl then he is already the guardian of her slave girl and thus no exchange of guardianship will take place. And the slave girl is now respected as the wife of her master and Islamic Law gives her every right of a Wife.

Slave girls are not to satisfy sexual desires but rather the master has to signed a contract like Nikkah, give her equal rights and make her his wife.

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