Al-mu‘amalah fi al-thimar

Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-mu‘amalah fi al-thimar"

An agreement of land tenure in which the orchard owner gives his fruit trees to a farmer who irrigates the soil with buckets, by water-wheel or in some other way; fecundates the trees; and fulfils all the requirements of tillage until the time when the fruit becomes sound enough to be sold. In exchange, the worker gets one-half, one-third or one-fourth of the fruit.

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