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Rights of the Seller

Salim b. ‘Abdullah reported on the authority of his father (Allah be pleased with him): I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) saying: Whoever bought a palm-tree after the fruit-buds are apparent, the fruit is for the seller, except otherwise provided explicit­ly (in the contract of sale) by the buyer. Whoever buys a slave, who has property with him, it (i.e. the property) belongs to one who sells it except provided otherwise by the buyer.


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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.