In the history of mankind freedom has always been a major issue. In ancient times, almost all the people made use of slave labor. Slaves belonged to the social life. The slaves were given freedom by their masters were again given, on condition that they could afford it, then again also slaves. To achieve a more adequate treatment of the human dignity of the enslaved peoples were sometimes limited and thus the concept of total full body property. But there were clear differences between slavery in the ancient world and the slavery now a day.
The paper focuses on an analysis of the 1835 slave uprising in Brazil; it will also be taking into consideration the unity and fragmentation among the slaves and free blacks of Brazil. Joao Jose Reis Himself points this momentum of growth that Islam acquired here in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Reis says: "The rebellion took place in a time of expansion of Islam among the Africans who lived in Bahia." . This statement may sound a little strange when it comes from Brazil, a country that has a strong cultural distance in relation to Arab tradition - Islamic, but Gilberto Freire, in his classic House Masters and the Slaves, when talking about the Sudanese and their importance in the spread Islam mentions that: Abbot Étienne noted that Islam branched off in Brazil in powerful sect, flourishing in the darkness of the slave quarters.What African teachers and preachers came to teaching reading books in Arabic of the Koran. Here ran schools and houses of worship Mohammedan.
According to Joao Jose Reis's book “Slave rebellion in Brazil” it has been anecdote that on 24th January 1835, a revolt began to proliferate when more than five hundred freemen and African born slaves rioted within the streets of Bahia. They fought to counter the white, wealthy dominating class that had enslaved them for decades during the height of the slave trade, as well as to gain the freedom to celebrate their own unique ethnicity without fear. Such a short-lived revolt, which lasted for little more than three hours, may seem insignificant. However, Reis states that this rebellion “was the most effective urban slave rebellion ever to occur on the American continent” (Reis João, 1995). He proves that the rebellion was not a sudden outburst, but instead the climax of long sustained periods of social and religious disturbances within the oppressed African community. It changed the lives of the hundreds of people who were involved, and even who were only suspected of being involved. After the rebellion, over five hundred were arrested and ruthlessly sentenced. By generally accepted version of history of Islam and Muslims in Brazil began in 1550, when Portuguese colonizers began to bring into these areas of African slaves. According to scientific estimates, Brazil has about 37% of all slaves from Africa and enslaved more Muslims than any other country in South America. However, there are other versions (Rodriguez, ...