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Sheikh Ali Jaber

Director, Al Sadiq Foundation, Melbourne

We the Muslim Eithna Ashari school of thought, stand with our brothers in faith and our like in creation, for a practical action plan to eradicate modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, prostitution, organ trafficking, and any other abuse to a fellow human being across the world.

Allah created us free; no one has the rights to enslave or abuse the rights of his/her fellow human being.  

Islam came as a practical religion to guide humanity from darkness into light with the teachings of the holy Prophets (Noah, Ibrahim, Mosses, Jesus, Muhammad peace be upon them all) who were sent as a mercy onto humanity all brought reform of slavery by encouraging the followers of the faith to free their slaves or treat them as their brothers, feed them from what they eat and dressed them from what they dress and not to ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you they do so, then to help them.

To stop slavery

It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.  (Quran 2:177) 

Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah makes clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful.  (Quran 5:89) 

 

 Download a copy of the faith statement here.