Saudi Arabia declared slavery extinct on December 6 1962.. King Abdulaziz Al Saud the first King to abolish slavery today in Saudi Arabia was King Abdulaziz Al Saud. The decree was issued the same day that the country gained independence from the Ottoman empire 🔛 🇸🇦 …
Slavery in the Arabian Peninsula has its roots deep within culture, economy and social life of the region . After Islam’s spread in the 7th century slavery gradually lost legitimacy due to Islamic teachings about human dignity and the Quran’s condemnation of enslaving human beings and encouragement for their liberation .
In the 19th century with the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into the Arabian Peninsula slavery in the region began to take on a more organized form ️ 🔛. The Ottoman Empire used the Bedouin tribes living in the Arabian Desert as slave labor for its military and agricultural enterprises 🏜️. This form of slavery was often brutal and the slaves were subjected to severe exploitation and abuse.
The abolition of slavery in Saudi Arabia was mainly a result of the efforts of King Abdulaziz Al Saud ️ 🇸🇦. King Abdulaziz motivated the devoid of slaves as a way to improve the nation and bring it closer to international requirements 🌍 ️. He likewise saw the releasing of servants as a crucial religious act as he thought that slavery broke Islamic mentors.
King Abdulaziz’s decree of 1862 declared that all slaves in Saudi Arabia should be freed immediately and their freedom recognized by law. The decree also noted that slaves who could not be freed should be given a salary of one riyal per day ️ 1️⃣. The decree was the first step taken by Saudi Arabia towards the abolition of slavery.
Plus to the decree King Abdulaziz also took measures to ensure that that slavery was completely eliminated from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦. He established a monitoring system to ensure that that slave owners and traders did not continue to engage in the practice ️. He also introduced a range of reforms to improve the living conditions of former slaves and provide them with economic opportunities ️.
Saudi Arabia established a special court in 1926 to handle cases related to slavery and to prosecute those who were found guilty. This court was also known as the Commission for the Abolition of Slavery .
The total abolition of slavery in Saudi Arabia was finally achieved in 1962 with the promulgation of a law that declared slavery a crime and made it a punishable offense ️ 🇸🇦. This was a major milestone in the long journey to end slavery in the region and it marked an important step in the country’s transition towards a more progressive and modern nation 🔚 ️.
Today Saudi Arabia is still considered to have a progressive laws when it comes to human rights and the protection of the rights of all its citizens. The country has continued to develop and modernize its laws and policies in order to be certain that that the rights of all its citizens are respected and upheld . The abolition of slavery in Saudi Arabia was a crucial step in the country’s journey towards progress and development. !! .
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