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  1. Islam certainly outlines rules regarding slavery, but it does not insist on it. Islam specifies how slaves should be treated, ensuring their welfare and defining their social status. These details are provided, but they fall under permissibility (ibahah), meaning Islam provides guidelines for it as an optional matter rather than a mandatory obligation. This is why, for nearly 250 years, no Muslim scholar has insisted on slavery. In fact, when a group recently attempted to reintroduce slavery, all scholars united in opposition to it. This demonstrates that while Islam provides regulations for slavery, it does not promote or encourage the practice of enslaving people.