Slavery and the Economy
Kyanna French and London Wells
The Qur'an didn't say that slavery was a bad thing, but it stated that slaves must be treated fairly. When one freed a slave it was considered a religious act. Slaves were also given some legal rights such as buying their freedom.
Trade provide much of the wealth that kept the empire going and made the growth of the cities work. Trade also helped spread the faith to distant places and promoted the exchange of ideas.