>>92100668>At least that way they weren't stuck with a pile of potentially illegitimate heirs mucking up their genetic legacy.
After muhammad the false prophet the culture of the old Arabian empires changed. All nobility were levelled off and called princes except for the sheikh. All princes, including the sultans children, were supposed to be considered equal and rise to command based on merit and skill. Having a bunch of mulatto kids running around shouldn't have really mattered so long as they prayed five times a day and could swing a sword on horseback.
But of course hypocrisy finds quick purchase in the court of kings.