Islamic Sex-Slave Marriage in Egpt

Wedding ceremony for Egyptian man and his sex slave.The first case of “melk al-yameen” (slavery) marriage was reported in modern day Egypt last week, a private Egyptian TV channel reported on Monday.

The marriage ceremony was performed by the Muslim cleric Abdul Raouf Aun, reported the privately-owned Dream TV on its daily show ‘al-Haqeeqa’ presented by prominent Egyptian journalist Wael al-Ibrashy.

Slave women or “melk al-yameen” are referred to in the Holy Quran as “ma malakat aymanukum” or “those whom your right hand possesses”. They are either women who have been taken captive during battles and then enslaved or descendants of slaves.

This practice pre-dates Islam’s advent in the region but the religion later laid out rules on this issue in an attempt to abolish slavery. It allowed Muslims to have sexual relations with slave women who had been held captives in just and legitimate wars. A woman was freed if she became pregnant and her child would be born free.

However, there has been no reported instance of this form of marriage for centuries.

The TV report on the incident, the first to take place in Egypt, included a video of the entire ceremony. The marriage was between Aun himself and a woman who was identified as Nadia – who had a non-Egyptian Arabic dialect – in the presence of guests.


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(h/t to Raymond Ibrahim and the Gatestone Institute)

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About Asma Marwan

The Story of the Poetess Asma bint [daughter of] Marwan and her Death * There was a poetess [in Medina] who wrote a poem against Mohammed and his new way of life, Islam. Mohammed said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” One of his followers heard him and on that very night went to the woman’s home and killed her. The assassin was able to do the work in the dark as the woman slept. Her other children lay in the room, but her babe lay on her breast. The stealthy assassin removed the child and drove the knife into her with such force that he pinned her to the bed. In the morning, he went to Mohammed and told him [what he’d done]. Mohammed said, “You have helped Allah and his Apostle.” When asked about the consequences, Mohammed said, “Two goats won’t butt their heads together over this.” Mohammed turned to the people in the mosque. He said, “If you wish to see a man who has assisted Allah and his Prophet, look ye here.” Omar cried, “What, the blind Omeir?” “No,” said Mohammed, “call him Omeir the Seeing.” * from the Sira (the life of Mohammed) Source Texts Guillaume, A. 1955. The Life of Mohammad: A Translation of Bin Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah Oxford: Oxford University Press, page 996. Muir, Sir William. 1923. The Life of Mohammad: From Original Sources Edinburgh: Reprint, John Grant, page 239.