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Narrated Tawus:

I asked Ibn 'Abbas, "What is the meaning of, 'No town dweller should sell (or buy) for a desert dweller'?" Ibn 'Abbas said, "It means he should not become his broker."
حَدَّثَنِي عَيَّاشُ بْنُ الْوَلِيدِ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الأَعْلَى، حَدَّثَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ سَأَلْتُ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ مَا مَعْنَى قَوْلِهِ ‏
"‏ لاَ يَبِيعَنَّ حَاضِرٌ لِبَادٍ ‏"‏‏.‏ فَقَالَ لاَ يَكُنْ لَهُ سِمْسَارًا‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 2163
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book of Sales and Trade, Hadith 372
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Sales and Trade, Hadith 372