Islam & the Abolition of Slavery

 

 

Islam and the Abolition of Slavery
With Dr Sara Saigol and Dr Rizwan Syed

Weds 20th January 8pm

All countries have banned slavery and the world is a better place for it.

But for over 1000 years and since the very beginning, Islam and Slavery seemed inseparable and scholars opposed its abolition.

Join us on an intriguing journey through Europe, Africa and Asia to discover how the Islamic world came to abolish slavery.

What role did Christianity and Britain play in this?

Regarding slavery, how did Islamic Law and Ethics diverge, and why did this happen?