F, and even Arabs were allowed to be enslaved by the later jurists. Sir
W. Muir, in his latest work, entitled "The Annals of the Early
Caliphate," says:-- "Yet great numbers of the Arabs themselves were
slaves, taken prisoner during the apostasy, or in the previous
intertribal warfare, and held in captivity by their fellow-countrymen.
Omar felt the inconsistency. It was not fit that any of the noble race
should remain in bondage. When, therefore, he succeeded