This is from a discussion on Tribune...
The question is... Since Islam did NOT prohibit slavery... does Islam not consider freedom a basic human right?
Islam did give all humans rights, and it does highly encourage freeing slaves. However, it does/did not prohibit slavery.
So... does that mean that freedom is not a basic right?
Taking this further, what about supporting fight for freedom in places such as Kashmir, Chechnya/Ossettia and Palestine? If Islam does not say that all humans are free, where do those struggles stand?
Is freedom really that big of a thing?