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Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Said bought some property on behalf of his brother's sons who were orphans in his house, and that that property was sold afterwards for a great deal of profit.
Malik said, "There is no harm in using the property of orphans to trade with on their behalf if the one in charge of them has permission. Furthermore, I do not think that he is under any liability."
وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، أَنَّهُ اشْتَرَى لِبَنِي أَخِيهِ - يَتَامَى فِي حَجْرِهِ - مَالاً فَبِيعَ ذَلِكَ الْمَالُ بَعْدُ بِمَالٍ كَثِيرٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ مَالِكٌ لاَ بَأْسَ بِالتِّجَارَةِ فِي أَمْوَالِ الْيَتَامَى لَهُمْ إِذَا كَانَ الْوَلِيُّ مَأْذُونًا فَلاَ أَرَى عَلَيْهِ ضَمَانًا ‏.‏

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• Muwatta Imam Malik, Book of Zakat, Hadith 15