The overarching ambition of Bin Jelmood House is to raise awareness and play a pivotal role in the global abolition of human exploitation. The house also showcases and pays tribute to human perseverance and acknowledges the cumulative social, cultural and economic contribution of formerly enslaved people to the development of human civilisations.
Travel back in time to discover how enslavement spread with the march of civilisations over thousands of years. The House explores the role Islam played in providing guidance for humane treatment of enslaved people, their integration into society and the eventual abolition of slavery. Bin Jelmood House tells of a time when there was a flourishing trade in enslaved people throughout the Indian Ocean World, a vast region of which the countries of the Arabian Gulf are a part of. The story in Qatar begins in enslavement but ends in shared freedom and shared prosperity.
Follow the stories of the origins, capture, transportation and daily tasks of the people who served in bondage.
The museum provides space for reflection on the story of slavery and how it has evolved into modern forms of human exploitation. Bin Jelmood House also provides an opportunity for visitors to make a personal commitment to joining the fight against human exploitation in all its many manifestations.