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Sunan Abu Dawud / Hadith 3395

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Sunan Abu Dawud
Dar-us-Salam reference
Ahmad Hasan translation
USC-MSA web (English) reference

Narrated Rafi' ibn Khadij:

Rafi' had cultivated a land. The Prophet (ﷺ) passed him when he was watering it. So he asked him: To whom does the crop belong, and to whom does the land belong? He replied: The crop is mine for my seed and labour. The half (of the crop) is mine and the half for so-and-so. He said: You conducted usurious transaction. Return the land to its owner and take your wages and cost.

حَدَّثَنَا هَارُونُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا الْفَضْلُ بْنُ دُكَيْنٍ، حَدَّثَنَا بُكَيْرٌ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ عَامِرٍ - عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي نُعْمٍ، حَدَّثَنِي رَافِعُ بْنُ خَدِيجٍ، أَنَّهُ زَرَعَ أَرْضًا فَمَرَّ بِهِ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهُوَ يَسْقِيهَا فَسَأَلَهُ ‏"‏ لِمَنِ الزَّرْعُ وَلِمَنِ الأَرْضُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ زَرْعِي بِبَذْرِي وَعَمَلِي لِيَ الشَّطْرُ وَلِبَنِي فُلاَنٍ الشَّطْرُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ أَرْبَيْتُمَا فَرُدَّ الأَرْضَ عَلَى أَهْلِهَا وَخُذْ نَفَقَتَكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏