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Sunan Abu Dawud / Hadith 3548

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Sunan Abu Dawud
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Ahmad Hasan translation

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah :

The life-tenancy which the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) allowed was only that one should say: It is for you and your descendants. When he says: It is yours as long as you live, it returns to its owner.

حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَنْبَلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ إِنَّمَا الْعُمْرَى الَّتِي أَجَازَهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنْ يَقُولَ هِيَ لَكَ وَلِعَقِبِكَ ‏.‏ فَأَمَّا إِذَا قَالَ هِيَ لَكَ مَا عِشْتَ ‏.‏ فَإِنَّهَا تَرْجِعُ إِلَى صَاحِبِهَا ‏.‏