Islamic State offers female slaves as top prizes for Qur’an competition

Source: The Conservative Papers:

According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must (eventually) win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess, for (in their case) they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)

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  1. The news speaks of baseless prejudices against Islam.The facts are:
    1. Acts of so called IS can not be called Islamic as it is a terrorist organization on the name of this great religion, and has nothing to do with real teachings of Islam.
    2. Verses quoted and translated in the news also partial. Here whole thing is mentioned for marriage purposes. Due to war if number of men becomes very less resulting in to many orphans then permission to marry up to four women has been granted just to ensure proper orphan care. It has nothing to do with sexual lust. Here also included women who are prisoners of wars. The prisoners of wars can not be called as slaves. And marriage is done with consent and not by force.
    If IS is offering these captured women as prize for Quran competition tell me how it is supported by the real teachings of Quran?. The problem with your paper is just to denounce Islam in one way or the other. But keep in mind the more you will try to spread hate about Islam, with faster speed it will be accepted by those who have analytical and balanced approach.