Muzâra‘ah – Temporary sharecropping contract

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. A person gave an empty piece of land to another person telling him: “You cultivate this land. Whatever you harvest will be divided between us according to a certain percentage.” This is known as muzâra’ah and is permissible.

2. A person cultivated a piece of land and said to another person: “You irrigate this land, tend to it and do whatever else is necessary. Whatever fruit is produced, irrespective of whether it is up to one-two years or 10-12 years, we will share it between ourselves either equally (i.e. 50% each) or by dividing it in thirds (or whatever the percentage may be).” This is known as musâqât and is also permissible.

November 26, 2010


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Easy Good Deeds

Allah likes his bondsmen to pray to Him. If a man, however beneficent he may be, is again and again asked for anything, he sooner or later loses his patience and becomes angry. But Allah, on the contrary, is, pleased the more his bondsmen ask him.

Hadith tells as that Allah is displeased with one who does not ask him for anything in prayer.

June 2, 2009


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

That the real call of Islam is to obey Allah alone, no Muslim will deny. So much so that it is wajib to obey the Prophet (SAWS) only because he demonstrated the injunctions of Allah with his words and deeds. We have to obey Allah and His Messenger (SAWS) in the things they told us are lawful and forbidden. If anyone obeys someone else instead and regards him as worthy of obedience then he is outside the folds of Islam, hence, it is imperative for every Muslim to observe the commands in the Quran and sunnah.

August 18, 2008