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Some say that it is from the Latin word pact, t meaning agreement or treaty; others say it is a pure Dongolawii word pronounced bakit, t which means a share in the field produce. I am inclined to use the Dongolawii origin until the word’s true origin is revealed. This part of the Bakt Treaty is relevant to the research on Christian enslavement and slave relations, Ye shall give up the slaves of Muslims who seek refuge among you, and send them back to the land of Islam; and likewise the Muslim fugitive who is at war with the Muslims, him ye shall expel from your country to the realm of Islam; ye shall not espouse his cause nor prevent his capture.

17 He said, We were hoping to see some of our brothers here, who call us the grandsons of Alzubair Pasha,18 to show a change of attitude. We say 12 Sl av e r y i n t h e Su da n frankly to them, yes, we are the grandsons of Alzubair Pasha. We are not avoiding our history. But we take a critical, objective look at it and learn our lessons and take examples with no bitterness. The slave trade was driven by the European colonizers for their benefit; it is their disgrace, and the disgrace of all those who participated in it.

Abdallah sought the 20 Sl av e r y i n t h e Su da n protection of his brother, Osman ibn Affan, 20 who kept him hidden for a while; he then surfaced and asked the Prophet for forgiveness. The Prophet sat silent for a while, then forgave him. ” The Prophet said that a prophet should never signal; he should speak straight. Another controversial person in the history of the Sudan and the institution of slavery and enslavement was the first Christian Nubian eunuch mentioned by Father J. Fantini. He was one of the eunuchs of the Kandake of Meroe around 37 AD, a slave from the institution of slavery in the Christian Sudan.

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