Slaves still exist [Archives:2004/800/Letters to the Editor]

December 20 2004

Khatib Abdurrahman
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I write this in response to a writer who recently denied the existence of slaves in today's world. Food, clothing and shelter is a priority in the Islamic religion, but the bigger picture is Zakat which protects the Ummah, marriage, divorce, child-custody, crime victims, and believers around the World. It is especially important for freeing the slaves.
If you say” there no slaves in the World” I have to say 'take your head out of the sand, my brother'.