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Sunan Abu Dawud / Book 14 / Hadith 2721

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Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

Yazid ibn Hurmuz said: Najdah wrote to Ibn Abbas asking him about such-and-such, and such-and-such, and he mentioned some things; he (asked) about a slave whether he would get something from the spoils; and he (asked) about women whether they used to go out (on expeditions) along with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), and whether they would be allotted a share, Ibn Abbas said: Had I not apprehended a folly, I would not have written (a reply) to him. As for the slave, he was given a little of the spoils (as a reward from the booty); as to the women, they would treat the wounded and supply water.

حَدَّثَنَا مَحْبُوبُ بْنُ مُوسَى أَبُو صَالِحٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو إِسْحَاقَ الْفَزَارِيُّ، عَنْ زَائِدَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنِ الْمُخْتَارِ بْنِ صَيْفِيٍّ، عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ هُرْمُزَ، قَالَ كَتَبَ نَجْدَةُ إِلَى ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ يَسْأَلُهُ عَنْ كَذَا، وَكَذَا، وَذَكَرَ، أَشْيَاءَ وَعَنِ الْمَمْلُوكِ، أَلَهُ فِي الْفَىْءِ شَىْءٌ وَعَنِ النِّسَاءِ، هَلْ كُنَّ يَخْرُجْنَ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهَلْ لَهُنَّ نَصِيبٌ فَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ لَوْلاَ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ أُحْمُوقَةً مَا كَتَبْتُ إِلَيْهِ أَمَّا الْمَمْلُوكُ فَكَانَ يُحْذَى وَأَمَّا النِّسَاءُ فَقَدْ كُنَّ يُدَاوِينَ الْجَرْحَى وَيَسْقِينَ الْمَاءَ ‏.‏