The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born. (Sahih Muslim 3371)
It is also in Islamic law: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” (Umdat al-Salik O9.13)
The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves. In a subsequent interview he elaborated:
Jihad is only between Muslims and infidels. Spoils, slaves, and prisoners are only to be taken in war between Muslims and infidels. Muslims in the past conquered, invaded, and took over countries. This is agreed to by all scholars—there is no disagreement on this from any of them, from the smallest to the largest, on the issue of taking spoils and prisoners. The prisoners and spoils are distributed among the fighters, which includes men, women, children, wealth, and so on.
When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.
Around the same time, on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality.
A merchant told me that he would like to have a sex slave. He said he would not be negligent with her, and that Islam permitted this sort of thing. He was speaking the truth. I brought up [this man’s] situation to the muftis in Mecca. I told them that I had a question, since they were men who specialized in what was halal, and what was good, and who loved women. I said, “What is the law of sex slaves?”
The mufti said, “With the law of sex slaves, there must be a Muslim nation at war with a Christian nation, or a nation which is not of the religion, not of the religion of Islam. And there must be prisoners of war.”
“Is this forbidden by Islam?” I asked.
“Absolutely not. Sex slaves are not forbidden by Islam. On the contrary, sex slaves are under a different law than the free woman. The free woman must be completely covered except for her face and hands. But the sex slave can be naked from the waist up. She differs a lot from the free woman. While the free woman requires a marriage contract, the sex slave does not—she only needs to be purchased by her husband, and that’s it. Therefore the sex slave is different than the free woman.”
Iraqi Ayatollah Al-Haeri said in April 7, 2016 that a man could offer slave girls to a friend for sex.
The savage exploitation of girls and young women is, unfortunately, a cross-cultural phenomenon, but only in Islamic law does it carry divine sanction.
“Yazidi Victim of ISIS: ‘I Was Gang-Raped, They Call This Practice Sexual Jihad,’” by Michael W. Chapman, CNS News, September 6, 2016:
Another young victim of the Islamic State’s genocidal practices, Nadia Murad, said the radical Islamic group killed her mother and six of her brothers and sold her into sex-slavery, where she was regularly raped and even gang-raped, what her captors called “sexual jihad.”
Murad further said that the Islamic State (or Daesh) “came with the sole aim of destroying the Yazidi identity through force, rape, recruitment of children and destruction of all our temples.” This is “genocide against our identity,” she said, adding that “rape was used to destroy women and girls and to ensure that they could never lead a normal life.”
Murad was 21 when the Islamic State invaded her village in Sinjar, Iraq in August 2014. At least 312 Yazidi men, including Murad’s brothers, reportedly were rounded up by Daesh and killed. Murad was taken to Mosul, Iraq with 150 other Yazidi women and children. There, Murad was given to an Islamic State jihadist as a “gift.”
Murad described her experience and how she escaped from Daesh, in late 2014, in a February 2016 interview with the BBC’s HARDtalk program.
Host Sarah Montague asked the young woman, “How did you manage to escape?”
Nadia Murad said, “The first time I tried to escape I was with the first man [from Mosul] who raped me and treated me badly. I thought to myself, I must run away although I didn’t believe I would succeed. Daesh militants were everywhere in Mosul.”
“I tried to escape through a window but I was immediately caught by one of the guards who put me in a room,” she said. “Under their rules, a captured woman becomes a spoil of war if she is caught trying to escape. She is put in a cell and raped by all the men in that compound.”
“I was gang-raped,” said Murad. “They call this practice sexual jihad. Afterwards, I couldn’t even think of trying to escape again.”
“The final man that I stayed with in Mosul lived alone,” she said. “When he decided to sell me on he went to get me some clothes. He told me to wash myself and get ready to be sold to someone else.”
“Even though I thought it was impossible, I managed to leave the compound,” said Murad. “I called at a house, a Muslim family with no connection to Daesh lived there. I asked them for help. I said to them that my brother would give them whatever they wanted in return.”
She continued, “The family told me that they did not support Daesh and had no connection with them. They gave me all the help they could. They gave me a black abaya and an Islamic ID, and then they took me to the border.”
“And that allowed you to escape and get out?” said the BBC’s Sarah Montague.
“Yes, the family helped me to escape,” said Murad….