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Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) said: “Muslims share alike in three things: water, herbage and fire. Charging of a price for them is unlawful.” Explaining water Abu Saeed said: “It means running water.”


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