“Islam freed the world from slavery, and Islam is the reason for all the technology and the advances in this world, when the west in dark ages.” –Mohamed
Question: How did Islam free the world from slavery? –Flaky
Answer: Before Muhammad got the revelation, there was two major empires, from the west was the Roman empire and from the East was Byzantine empire.
Roman Empire was slaving the Christian and they were the lowest class of the society and they were persecuted under the Roman Empire, on the other side it was almost the same, the princes and kings in the Byzantine Empire live in luxury and the regular people suffering.
In the Arabic peninsula, they were small tribes and they are so ignorant, and slavery was big deal at this time at this area, girls was killed and buried alive, women has no right.
After Islam, Islam didn’t forbid the slavery immediately, but Islam took practical steps to resolve it in a way doesn’t affect the social life and economic life and I’m going to mention some of this steps, and I know there are more steps, I just don’t recall it.
1- If somebody commits a mistake, he could free a slave, and god will forgive him.
2- If somebody have some reasons not to fast Ramadan, he can free slave
3- If somebody has relationship with his slave, the son or the girl out of this relation is a free person, not a slave, which before Islam the kids out of such relation considered slave.
4- When Muslims pray, the line together in one line, and they stick shoulder to shoulder, no matter whom you are, if you were slave or free.
There are more steps Islam did to get rid of this issue gradually considering how this society was before Islam, and I challenge there is society get rid of slavery as fast as Islam did.
Regarding to the Roman empire, Islam free the Christian of the Roman Persecution, and gave them the choice to be Muslims or to stay Christians, they weren’t slaves any more, just they have to pay taxes, which in the other way Muslims paid Zakat.
I hope I answered your question, and I have to add that god knows better.