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Sunan Abu Dawud / Hadith 3489

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Sunan Abu Dawud
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Ahmad Hasan translation

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying: If anyone buys grain, he should not sell it until he measures it. Abu Bakr added in his version: I asked Ibn 'Abbas: Why ? He replied: Do you not see that they sell (grain) for gold, but the grain is still with the seller.

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ، وَعُثْمَانُ، ابْنَا أَبِي شَيْبَةَ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏

"‏ مَنِ ابْتَاعَ طَعَامًا فَلاَ يَبِعْهُ حَتَّى يَكْتَالَهُ ‏"

‏ ‏.‏ زَادَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لاِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ لِمَ قَالَ أَلاَ تَرَى أَنَّهُمْ يَتَبَايَعُونَ بِالذَّهَبِ وَالطَّعَامُ مُرَجًّى ‏.‏