Why isn’t the history of the Arab (Muslim) Slave Trade more well known and discussed?

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Interesting video. It’s breaks down what NOBODY is being taught in schools. Not here in the USA at least. :manny:

Everyone knows about the transatlantic slave trade from school/black history month and theres all these movies made about slavery in USA, Brazil, Caribbean etc but the slavery in the Arab world gets brushed over and lost in history

I might even suggest the Arab slave trade set the precedent and example for slavery and the idea of the “black/African slave” popular FIRST and ultimately made what would later come even more possible

No different than how “white Jesus” Christianity and wrong Bible verse interpretations is often been blamed for justifying slavery in USA, even more so did early Islam promote the notions that Black people (by the color of their skin or simply being African) are destined for servitude and “lesser than” those non black Muslims.

and further, it endorsed having/selling African slaves as it was practiced and a staple in the Arab world and in the Muslim teachings ( by the example set by Muhammad himself) according to the Koran.:hubie:

Throughout history the practice just spread from there all through the Arab world/culture and wherever the religion spread

Not to say slavery was ONLY tied or started with Muslims in Africa/Arabia but how this type of slavery was adopted into the society and condoned by the (non black) followers of Islam at the time is mind blowing

For a practicing Muslim wouldn’t they question why “Allah” says Black slaves are worth less than Non Black ones, for example?

The craziest fact to me in the video is how converting to Islam back then disqualified a person from being a slave UNLESS you are black/African. :jbhmm:

And how in a nutshell a lot of these same ideas/practices still exist today in many Arab countries. But you can watch the video for all the details. These aren’t my words. Just reacting to the video :youngsabo:

Here’s the YouTube channel:


It’s really eye opening stuff :whoo:
 
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No one really cares + Islam makes it very easy to c00n.

I know a few black Muslims that be on the “we are the world” bullshyt when random brown mfers be looking at em in disgust, saying all types of shyt under they breath, and doing fukk shyt when they step into random mosques

But other than that Arabs are the ones who actually created anti-blackness. Africans in those countries are basically slaves treated worse than cattle.
 

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They enslaved none Muslims, which ranged from Africans, to Asians to europeans.

Though slavery is severely limited in Islam as you're only allowed to enslave war prisoners.

Islamic slavery is mostly used to downplay the transatlantic slavery trade, but make no mistakes that shyt was child play compared to cattle slavery.
 

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Only so much history you can cover, united states K-12 usually focuses on US history. We do dabble in other periods, but generally this period is skipped over. Universitys
history classes is where you typically see a broader reach in history periods.

Are there any Hollywood movies about the Arab slave trade you can link me to?

Because AMERICAN slavery movies are a big money maker and American Slavery is always a topic of conversation

In the Arab world is its history of slavery even talked about and looked down upon?

There are a lot of Arabs/Muslims in USA and Europe also it’s not like their history doesn’t exist :manny:
 

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They enslaved none Muslims, which ranged from Africans, to Asians to europeans.

Though slavery is severely limited in Islam as you're only allowed to enslave war prisoners.

Islamic slavery is mostly used to downplay the transatlantic slavery trade, but make no mistakes that shyt was child play compared to cattle slavery.
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Just took a class that covered history of Afro Diaspora this past spring and Muslims did some fukked up shyt to Black people. The slave narratives were heart breaking.


@Goldenmeruem what you said is correct. But black slaves who converted to Islam were still enslaved. Same as the American slaves who converted to christianity were still enslaved.
 
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I got some books in the que on this subject, truth is it's going to take a minute before I ever get a hold of them.
Why isn't it more well known?
We aren't speaking Arabic.
While African involvement with Arabs had a direct impact on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade through not only the Trans-Saharan Trade but also the moors invading Europe, that history isn't exactly relevant to the development of the west.
Western history, from what I remember as a degree requirement was:
Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantine, continental Europe/Middle Ages (moors), during the Middle Ages the Arab influence on the Iberian was focused on in the textbook.
The reintroduction of Aristotle to modern Europe, university system, algebra, navigation systems based on the astrolabe.

You see where I'm going.
It's not well known because the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade had more to do with Africans than it did with the mercantilism of European nations during the fifteenth to nineteenth century.
Besides, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade had greater global impact, the end of the Islamic hold on Europe laced them with maps, pre-established trade routes and knowledge of how to circumnavigate the globe.
Europe is indebted to the Muslim world for its ability to travel across the world's oceans.

From what it seems, the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade had a direct impact on Europeans wanting to travel to India since Arabs traded African slaves before migrating into the Iberian.

A couple trades regarding African involvement:
Indian Ocean, or East African, Slave Trade
Trans-Saharan Slave Trade
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
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There's a book on the Indian Ocean Trade I can't find ATM, if I remember I'll come back.
 
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