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Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported that a woman gave her garden as a life grant to her son. He died and later on she also died and left a son behind and brothers also, The sons of the woman making life grant said (to those who had been conferred upon this 'Umra): This garden has returned to us. The sons of the one who had been given life grant said: This belonged to our father, during his lifetime and in case of his death. They took their dispute to Tariq, the freed slave of 'Uthman. He called Jabir and he gave testimony of Messenger of Allah ﷺ having said: Life grant belongs to one who is conferred upon this (privilege). Tariq gave this decision and then wrote to Abd al-Malik and informed him, Jabir bearing witness to it. Abd al-Malik said: Jabir has told the truth. Then Tariq gave a decree and, as a result thereof, it is to this day that the garden belongs to descendants of one who was conferred upon the life grant.
وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ رَافِعٍ، وَإِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، - وَاللَّفْظُ لاِبْنِ رَافِعٍ - قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ أَعْمَرَتِ امْرَأَةٌ بِالْمَدِينَةِ حَائِطًا لَهَا ابْنًا لَهَا ثُمَّ تُوُفِّيَ وَتُوُفِّيَتْ بَعْدَهُ وَتَرَكَتْ وَلَدًا وَلَهُ إِخْوَةٌ بَنُونَ لِلْمُعْمِرَةِ فَقَالَ وَلَدُ الْمُعْمِرَةِ رَجَعَ الْحَائِطُ إِلَيْنَا وَقَالَ بَنُو الْمُعْمَرِ بَلْ كَانَ لأَبِينَا حَيَاتَهُ وَمَوْتَهُ ‏.‏ فَاخْتَصَمُوا إِلَى طَارِقٍ مَوْلَى عُثْمَانَ فَدَعَا جَابِرًا فَشَهِدَ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِالْعُمْرَى لِصَاحِبِهَا فَقَضَى بِذَلِكَ طَارِقٌ ثُمَّ كَتَبَ إِلَى عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ فَأَخْبَرَهُ ذَلِكَ وَأَخْبَرَهُ بِشَهَادَةِ جَابِرٍ فَقَالَ عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ صَدَقَ جَابِرٌ ‏.‏ فَأَمْضَى ذَلِكَ طَارِقٌ ‏.‏ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ الْحَائِطَ لِبَنِي الْمُعْمَرِ حَتَّى الْيَوْمِ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 1625k
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 4, Book of Gifts, Hadith 3982
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Gifts, Hadith 3982