Volume 3, Book 36, Number 461:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
The Prophet said, "The honest treasurer who gives willingly what he is ordered to
give, is one of the two charitable persons, (the second being the owner)."
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 462:
Narrated Abu Musa:
I went to the Prophet with two men from Ash-ari tribe. I said (to the Prophet), "I
do not know that they want employment." The Prophet said, "No, we do not appoint
for our jobs anybody who demands it earnestly."
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 463:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah did not send any prophet but shepherded sheep." His
companions asked him, "Did you do the same?" The Prophet replied, "Yes, I
used to shepherd the sheep of the people of Mecca for some Qirats."
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 464:
The Prophet and Abu Bakr employed a (pagan) man from the tribe of Bani Ad-Dail and the
tribe of Bani 'Abu bin 'Adi as a guide. He was an expert guide and he broke the oath
contract which he had to abide by with the tribe of Al-'Asi bin Wail and he was on the
religion of Quraish pagans. The Prophet and Abu Bakr had confidence in him and gave him
their riding camels and told him to bring them to the Cave of Thaur after three days. So,
he brought them their two riding camels after three days and both of them (The Prophet and
Abu Bakr) set out accompanied by 'Amir bin Fuhaira and the Dili guide who guided them
below Mecca along the road leading to the sea-shore.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 465:
(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle and Abu Bakr hired a man from the tribe of
Bani-Ad-Dil as an expert guide who was a pagan (follower of the religion of the pagans of
Quraish). The Prophet and Abu Bakr gave him their two riding camels and took a promise
from him to bring their riding camels in the morning of the third day to the Cave of
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 466:
Narrated Ya'la bin Umaya:
I fought in Jaish-al-Usra (Ghazwa of Tabuk) along with the Prophet and in my opinion
that was the best of my deeds. Then I had an employee, who quarrel led with someone and
one of the them bit and cut the other's finger and caused his own tooth to fall out. He
then went to the Prophet (with a complaint) but the Prophet cancelled the suit and said to
the complainant, "Did you expect him to let his finger in your mouth so that you
might snap and cut it (as does a stallion camel)?"
Narrated Ibn Juraij from Abdullah bin Abu Mulaika from his grandfather a similar story:
A man bit the hand of another man and caused his own tooth to fall out, but Abu Bakr
judged that he had no right for compensation (for the broken tooth).
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 467:
Narrated Ubai bin Ka'b:
Allah's Apostle said, "Both of them (Moses and Al-Khadir) proceeded on till they
reached a wall which was about to fall." Sa'd said, "(Al-Khadir pointed) with
his hands (towards the wall) and then raised his hands and the wall became straightened
up." Ya'la said, "I think Said said, 'He (Khadir) passed his hand over it and it
was straightened up." (Moses said to him), "if you had wanted, you could have
taken wages for it." Said said, "Wages with which to buy food . "
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 468:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet said, "Your example and the example of the people of the two
Scriptures (i.e. Jews and Christians) is like the example of a man who employed some
laborers and asked them, 'Who will work for me from morning till midday for one Qirat?'
The Jews accepted and carried out the work. He then asked, Who will work for me from
midday up to the 'Asr prayer for one Qirat?' The Christians accepted and fulfilled the
work. He then said, 'Who will work for me from the 'Asr till sunset for two Qirats?' You,
Muslims have accepted the offer. The Jews and the Christians got angry and said, 'Why
should we work more and get lesser wages?' (Allah) said, 'Have I with-held part of your
right?' They replied in the negative. He said, 'It is My Blessing, I bestow upon whomever
I wish .'
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 469:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
Allah's Apostle said, "Your example and the example of Jews and Christians is like
the example of a man who employed some laborers to whom he said, 'Who will work for me up
to midday for one Qirat each?' The Jews carried out the work for one Qirat each; and then
the Christians carried out the work up to the 'Asr prayer for one Qirat each; and now you
Muslims are working from the 'Asr prayer up to sunset for two Qirats each. The Jews and
Christians got angry and said, 'We work more and are paid less.' The employer (Allah)
asked them, 'Have I usurped some of your right?' They replied in the negative. He said,
'That is My Blessing, I bestow upon whomever I wish.' "
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 470:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah said, 'I will be an opponent to three types of people on
the Day of Resurrection:
1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous;
2. One who sells a free person and eats his price; and
3. One who employs a laborer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his
lab our.' "
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 471:
Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said, "The example of Muslims, Jews and Christians is like the example
of a man who employed laborers to work for him from morning till night for specific wages.
They worked till midday and then said, 'We do not need your money which you have fixed for
us and let whatever we have done be annulled.' The man said to them, 'Don't quit the work,
but complete the rest of it and take your full wages.' But they refused and went away. The
man employed another batch after them and said to them, 'Complete the rest of the day and
yours will be the wages I had fixed for the first batch.' So, they worked till the time of
'Asr prayer. Then they said, "Let what we have done be annulled and keep the wages
you have promised us for yourself.' The man said to them, 'Complete the rest of the work,
as only a little of the day remains,' but they refused. Thereafter he employed another
batch to work for the rest of the day and they worked for the rest of the day till the
sunset, and they received the wages of the two former batches. So, that was the example of
those people (Muslims) and the example of this light (guidance) which they have accepted
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 472:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Three men from among those who were before you,
set out together till they reached a cave at night and entered it. A big rock rolled down
the mountain and closed the mouth of the cave. They said (to each other), Nothing could
save you Tom this rock but to invoke Allah by giving referenda to the righteous deed which
you have done (for Allah's sake only).' So, one of them said, 'O Allah! I had old parents
and I never provided my family (wife, children etc.) with milk before them. One day, by
chance I was delayed, and I came late (at night) while they had slept. I milked the sheep
for them and took the milk to them, but I found them sleeping. I disliked to provide my
family with the milk before them. I waited for them and the bowl of milk was in my hand
and I kept on waiting for them to get up till the day dawned. Then they got up and drank
the milk. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from our critical
situation caused by this rock.' So, the rock shifted a little but they could not get
The Prophet added, "The second man said, 'O Allah! I had a cousin who was the
dearest of all people to me and I wanted to have sexual relations with her but she
refused. Later she had a hard time in a famine year and she came to me and I gave her
one-hundred-and-twenty Dinars on the condition that she would not resist my desire, and
she agreed. When I was about to fulfill my desire, she said: It is illegal for you to
outrage my chastity except by legitimate marriage. So, I thought it a sin to have sexual
intercourse with her and left her though she was the dearest of all the people to me, and
also I left the gold I had given her. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please
relieve us from the present calamity.' So, the rock shifted a little more but still they
could not get out from there."
The Prophet added, "Then the third man said, 'O Allah! I employed few laborers and
I paid them their wages with the exception of one man who did not take his wages and went
away. I invested his wages and I got much property thereby. (Then after some time) he came
and said to me: O Allah's slave! Pay me my wages. I said to him: All the camels, cows,
sheep and slaves you see, are yours. He said: O Allah's slave! Don't mock at me. I said: I
am not mocking at you. So, he took all the herd and drove them away and left nothing. O
Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from the present suffering.'
So, that rock shifted completely and they got out walking.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 473:
Narrated Abu May' id Al-Ansari:
Whenever Allah's Apostle ordered us to give in charity we would go to the market and
work as porters to earn a Mudd (two hand-fulls) (of foodstuff) but now some of us have
one-hundred thousand Dirhams or Diners. (The sub-narrator) Shaqiq said, "I think Abu
Mas'ud meant himself by saying (some of us) .
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 474:
Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet forbade the meeting of caravans (on the way) and
ordained that no townsman is permitted to sell things on behalf of a bedouin." I
asked Ibn 'Abbas, "What is the meaning of his saying, 'No townsman is permitted to
sell things on behalf of a bedouin.' " He replied, "He should not work as a
broker for him."
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 475:
I was a blacksmith and did some work for Al-'As bin Wail. When he owed me some money
for my work, I went to him to ask for that amount. He said, "I will not pay you
unless you disbelieve in Muhammad." I said, "By Allah! I will never do that till
you die and be resurrected." He said, "Will I be dead and then resurrected after
my death?" I said, "Yes." He said, "There I will have property and
offspring and then I will pay you your due." Then Allah revealed. 'Have you seen him
who disbelieved in Our signs, and yet says: I will be given property and offspring?'
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 476:
Narrated Abu Said:
Some of the companions of the Prophet went on a journey till they reached some of the
'Arab tribes (at night). They asked the latter to treat them as their guests but they
refused. The chief of that tribe was then bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and
they tried their best to cure him but in vain. Some of them said (to the others),
"Nothing has benefited him, will you go to the people who resided here at night, it
may be that some of them might possess something (as treatment)," They went to the
group of the companions (of the Prophet ) and said, "Our chief has been bitten by a
snake (or stung by a scorpion) and we have tried everything but he has not benefitted.
Have you got anything (useful)?" One of them replied, "Yes, by Allah! I can
recite a Ruqya, but as you have refused to accept us as your guests, I will not recite the
Ruqya for you unless you fix for us some wages for it." They agrees to pay them a
flock of sheep. One of them then went and recited (Suratul-Fatiha): 'All the praises are
for the Lord of the Worlds' and puffed over the chief who became all right as if he was
released from a chain, and got up and started walking, showing no signs of sickness.
They paid them what they agreed to pay. Some of them (i.e. the companions) then
suggested to divide their earnings among themselves, but the one who performed the
recitation said, "Do not divide them till we go to the Prophet and narrate the whole
story to him, and wait for his order." So, they went to Allah's Apostle and narrated
the story. Allah's Apostle asked, "How did you come to know that Surat-ul-Fatiha was
recited as Ruqya?" Then he added, "You have done the right thing. Divide (what
you have earned) and assign a share for me as well." The Prophet smiled thereupon.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 477:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When Abu Taiba cupped the Prophet and the Prophet ordered that he be paid one or two
Sas of foodstuff and he interceded with his masters to reduce his taxes.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 478:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
When the Prophet was cupped, he paid the man who cupped him his wages.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 479:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
When the Prophet was cupped, he paid the man who cupped him his wages. If it had been
undesirable he would not have paid him.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 480:
The Prophet used to get cupped and would never withhold the wages of any person .
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 481:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet sent for a slave who had the profession of cupping, and he cupped him. The
Prophet ordered that he be paid one or two Sas, or one or two Mudds of foodstuff, and
appealed to his masters to reduce his taxes:
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 482:
Narrated Abu Masud Al-Ansari:
Allah's Apostle regarded illegal the price of a dog, the earnings of a prostitute, and
the charges taken by a soothsayer.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 483:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet prohibited the earnings of slave girls (through
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 484:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet forbade taking a price for animal copulation.
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 485:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
"Allah's Apostle gave the land of Khaibar to the Jews to work on and cultivate and
take half of its yield. Ibn 'Umar added, "The land used to be rented for a certain
portion (of its yield)." Nafi mentioned the amount of the portion but I forgot it.
Rafi' bin Khadij said, "The Prophet forbade renting farms." Narrated
'Ubaid-Ullah Nafi' said: Ibn 'Umar said: (The contract of Khaibar continued) till 'Umar
evacuated the Jews (from Khaibar).