Massallah pertaining to making Nikaah with slave girls

Question ID: 24304

Slmz, i have a question thats been troubling me and maybe you can shed some light.
The following verse : “And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess[…]”
Why is relations with slave girls allowed?

I thought nikah was the only halaal way to have intimate relations.
Does islam or did islam not see slavery or these relations as bad?
Please explain this verse as i do not understand it.

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Asked on January 4, 2011 12:00 am
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This applies to special war circumstances.
For detailed discussion on slavery our translations of Fatawa Rahimiyyah Vol1 has it.

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Answered on January 4, 2011 12:00 am