1) Sibra b. ‘Abdul ‘Aziz b. Ar-Rabi‘ al-Juhani reported on the authority of his father, who reported from his grandfather that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) encamped at a place of mosque beneath a tree and stayed there for three days and then left for Tabuk. The people of Juhaina overtook him at a vast land. He (the Holy Prophet) asked them: “Who are the people of Dhil-Marwah?” They (the people) said: “Banu Rifa‘ah from Juhaina.” Then he (the Holy Prophet) said: “I set aside for Banu Rifa‘ah these (tracts of land) as a fief.” Then they apportioned them amongst themselves. Some of them sold their shares and others retained their shares and cultivated them.
2) ‘Alqama b. Wail reported on the authority of his father that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) assigned him land as a fief in Hadramaut.
‘Amr b. Huraith reported: The Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) demarcated for me a house at Qaus in Medina. He further said: “I shall give you more, I shall give you more.”
Rabi‘a b. Abd-al-Rahman reported from many persons that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) assigned as a fief to Bilal b. al-Harith al Muzani the mines of al Qabaliyyah which is in the neighbourhood al-Fur’, and only zakah is levied on those mines up to the present day.
Kathir b. Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-Auf Muzani reported on the authority of his father, who reported from his grandfather that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) assigned to Bilal b. al-Harith al-Muzani the mines of Qabaliyyah including its highland and lowland. The narrator (other than ‘Abbas) said: The Holy Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) wrote to him: “in the name of Allah, most Merciful, most Beneficient. This is what the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) assigned to Bilal b. Harith al Muzani. He assigned him the mines of al-Qabaliyyah including its highland and lowland.” Another narrator said: “The highland and lowland and Quds where crop can grow.” He did not grant him the right of any other Muslim.
Abyad b. Hammal reported that he came to the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) and asked him to assign as a fief (mine of) salt. Ibn al-Muta-Wakkil (one of the narrators) said: “The salt mine is in Ma‘arib and the Holy Prophet (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) assigned it to them.” When he (Abyad) turned back, one of the persons in the assemblage said: “Do you know, what have you assigned him? You have assigned him the perennial spring water.” He said: “Take it back from him.”
Source: Economic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): A Select Anthology of Hadith Literature on Economics, Muhammad Akram Khan. Republished with permission.
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