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The number of slaves freed by some of the companions of the Prophet (saw) include:

  1. Othman Ibn al-Affan: 20
  2. A'isha: 69
  3. Abbas: 70
  4. Hakim Ibn Hizam: 100
  5. Abdullah bin Umar: 1,000
  6. Dhul Kila' al-Himyari: 8,000 (all on the same day)
  7. Abd al-Rahman bin Awf: 30,000

Total: 39,259

A slave would have been very expensive - equivalent to the cost of an expensive car or a flat.

These seven companions released 39,259 slaves. The total number of slaves freed by thousands of companions would be a much larger number

Source: Ma'ariful Qur'an Vol. 8, p. 38

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