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Al-Mudrabah

1) ‘Urwa‘ Ibn ‘Abi al-Ja‘d al-Baraqi reported that the Apostle of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) gave him a dinar to purchase for him a sacrificial animal or a goat. He purchased two goats. He sold one of the two for a dinar and came to him with a goat and a dinar. He (the Holy Prophet), prayed for him for blessings in his business. The effect was that if he would deal in mud (i.e. something valueless), he would earn a profit on it.

2) Hakim b. Hizam said that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) despatched him with a dinar to buy a sacrificial animal for him. He bought it for one dinar and sold it for two. Then he returned and bought another animal for one dinar and brought back the extra dinar to the Apostle of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam). The Apostle of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) gave it as sadaqah and prayed for him that Allah may bless him in his business.


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3) lbn Suhaib reported on the authority of his father that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said: “There are three things in which there is a blessing: Buying and selling for prescribed period, profit-sharing and the mixing of wheat with barley for home consumption and not for sale.”

 

Source: Economic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): A Select Anthology of Hadith Literature on Economics, Muhammad Akram Khan. Republished with permission.