Following are excerpts
a video posted by Kuwaiti political activist Salwa Al-Mteiri, which
aired on the Internet on May 25, 2011:
I asked [a Saudi mufti]: What is the law with regard to slave girls?
The mufti told me that the law requires there to be a Muslim country
raiding a Christian country – sorry, a non-Muslim country – and
taking POWs. I asked him whether it was forbidden [to turn them into
slaves], and he said that Islam does not prohibit having slave girls.
On the contrary.
The law pertaining to
slave girls is not the same as for free women. Free women must cover
their bodies, except for their hands and faces. The slave girl must
cover up from the bellybutton down. There is a big difference between
slave girls and free women. With a free woman, the man must make a marriage
contract, but with a slave girl – all he has to do is buy her. It's
as if he married her. So there is a difference between slave girls and
Here in Kuwait too, I
asked religious scholars and experts about this, and they said that
for the average, good religious man, the only way to avoid forbidden
relations with women is to purchase slave girls.
I very much hope that
such a law is legislated. Just like they allow servants, they should
allow slave girls and legislate a proper law in this regard. We don't
want our children to fall into the abyss of fornication and similar
filth, God forbid. Allah willing, things will work out.
There are countries like
Chechnya, which are at war with another country. In such a case, there
must be POWs, so why not go and buy those prisoners? Is it better for
them to be slaughtered over there? Go and buy them, and sell them to
traders here in Kuwait.