The Sultanate of Bengal became an independent nation in 1338 when Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah declared himself independent of the dying Delhi Sultanate. Within a few years after this in 1342, a local warlord, Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah proclaiming himself to be monarch of the Kingdom of Lakhnauti. He would go on to consolidate his rule by conquering other independent kingoms of Bengal until he ultimately declared himself to be the Sultan of Bengal in 1352. Since Shamsuddin's conquests, the Ilyas Shahi dynasty has ruled over Bengal since 1352, eventually becoming the Empire of Urdustan, still under the Illyas Shah dyansty in 1550.
جنگ میکر الیاس شاہ عظیم, Jaṅgabāza iliyāsa śāha grēṭa
from Delhi Sultanate
February 15th, 1338
Any citizen, between the castes of farmer and Sultan, may buy, sell, trade, and own slaves.
Slaves are declared to be the lowest caste of the Bengali Sultanate.
A slave is not less than a free man, but is equal to him, with the same eternity in store for him, and shall be considered as such, despite the slave status that a slave that he must piously resign to until death or emancipation.
While the freeing of slaves is not outright recommended, the Quran states that it is the rightous man who will be rewarded in the afterlife, called a Companion of the Right, for emancipating slaves.
Slaves of foreign tongue and foreign religion can automatically be emancipated upon their conversion to Islam and their tongues to Urdu.
If a slave is not freed by his master, then he has the ability to buy his freedom at a price set by his master.
Freeing slaves is to be considered as a way to expiate sins.
A former slave shall not be restricted in future status's just because of their former status as a slave because of their already spiritual status being that of a free man from the onset.