Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim
Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh
Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai
Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari
It Is Not Allowed To Engage In Transactions Of Mulamasa And Munabadha (Two Types Of Transactions)
 From Malik from Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Haban and from Abuz-Zinad (from al-‘Araj*) from Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) forbade (two types of interest called) mulamasa and munabadha.
[GRADING] – [SAHIH]
Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration 2/666 hadith no.1408, book 31, chapter 35, hadith no.76, with a different chain), at-Tamhid (13/8, 18/176), al-Istidhkar: (no.1329)
Transmitted by Bagawi in Sharh as-Sunnah (8/129 hadith no.2101) from the hadith of Malik.
*From the narration of Yahya Ibn Yahya.
And narrated by Bukhari (no.2146) from the hadith of Malik from Muhammad Ibn Yahya from Abi az-Zinad from al-‘Araj from Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu Anhu), and narrated by Muslim (no.1511) from the hadith of Malik from Muhammad Ibn Yahya from al’Araj from Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu Anhu)
Transmitted by Bukhari (no.5821) from the hadith of Malik from Abi az-Zinad (to the end of the chain) and Muslim (no.1511) from the hadith of Abi az-Zinad from al-‘Araj from Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu Anhu).
[UNDERSTANDING FROM THE HADITH]
1) Mulamasa is a type of transaction whereby a person buys a piece of clothing without opening and seeing it. Additionally, buying something in the dark or without seeing it and only touching it is also called Mulamasa. It is not allowed because there is a potential loss for one party of this transaction.
2) Munabadha is a type of transaction whereby the salesman throws a piece of clothing (or goods etc.) at a customer who is not able to open and check it, and then the customer is obligated to buy it. In the period of ignorance this type of transaction was prevalent whereby one party of people made a loss, therefore Islam prohibited this type of transaction.
3) Islam is a perfect and a complete religion which contains the guidance for all aspects of life.
4) Trade is not another name for cheating, rather it is the expression of trust and honesty.