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Sunan Abi Dawood 3073
Narrated Sa'id ibn Zayd:

The Prophet ﷺ said: If anyone brings barren land into cultivation, it belongs to him, and the unjust vein has no right.
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَهَّابِ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏
"‏ مَنْ أَحْيَا أَرْضًا مَيْتَةً فَهِيَ لَهُ وَلَيْسَ لِعِرْقٍ ظَالِمٍ حَقٌّ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sunan Abi Dawood 3073
• Sunan Abi Dawood Vol. 3, Book of Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership, Hadith 3067
• Sunan Abi Dawood, Book of Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership, Hadith 3067