Salvery in Christianity and Islam

Islam and Christianity on Slaves – Beating a Slave?

 
This is an interesting comparison brought to my attention by Nadir Ahmed between a teaching from s Bible verse and a hadith concerning beating slaves. Here we notice that beating a severe extent (as long as he gets up after a day or two) carries no punishment in the Bible but in Islam if one slaps or beats his slave then the expiation is that the slave must be set free.

“If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.” [Bible: Exodus 21:20-21]     

Allah’s Messenger (way peace be upon him) say: He who slaps his slave or beats him, the expiation for it is that he should set him free. [Sahih Muslim Book 015, Number 4078] The entire narration can be seen here:
http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=015&translator=2&start=44&number=4078

Thoughts

In Islam beating or even slapping a slave is not allowed. However the Bible does not carry any punishment for a sever beating of a slave. I hope the sincere Christian will think about this the next time one of his/her co-religionists is attempting to present Islam in a negative manner.

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim. Now is the time.

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