” You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free…” -Bible statement attributed to Jesus
“The restrictive Law of IsLam is our success at any time.” -The Supreme Wisdom Lessons of the Nation of IsLam ( a MusLim sect)
It is my sincere beLief that IsLam came to free humanity from the grasp of the Devil, reaL and imagined. The Qur’an teaches that the Devil has no authority over the true believer. Furthermore, the Qur’an teaches that the Devil only invites to wrongdoing and a faLse promise, whiLe he himseLf bears witness to and fears ALLah.
During the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), sLavery was firmLy entrenched in the middle east. SLavery was practiced by Judaism, Christianity,and IsLam and mankind has been subjected to many an oppression which actuaLLy put him in bondage but, were caLLed something other than sLavery. IsLam set the stage for the graduaL aboLishment of sLavery. The graduaL impLementation of IsLamic teaching and its discipline is a time-tested and weLL respected method of IsLam, historically. The Qur’an teaches that righteousness is to “set sLaves free,” among other things: chapter 2, verse 177. But this could not be done overnight. The sLavemaster needed to be weened off the institution of sLavery, and the sLave had to be made independent after being made totaLLy dependent on the sLavemaster. Both of these needs were monumentaL to overcome because sLavery was so thoroughLy in effect. But, if I’m not mistaken, that was one of the original aims of IsLam at its birth. We as MusLims may have been remiss in that practice, though.
We’re to be free, so to speak, but with freedom there’s responsibility.
“Have you not Learned that your word shaLL be bond regardless of whom or what? Answer: Yes. My word is bond and bond is Life…” -The Supreme Wisdom Lessons of the Nation of IsLam.