Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Selling Pastures
Hadith #2

2- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَسَهْلِ بْنُ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنْ إِدْرِيسَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ وَقُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ إِنَّ لَنَا ضِيَاعاً وَلَهَا حُدُودٌ وَفِيهَا مَرَاعِي وَلِلرَّجُلِ مِنَّا غَنَمٌ وَإِبِلٌ وَيَحْتَاجُ إِلَى تِلْكَ الْمَرَاعِي لإبِلِهِ وَغَنَمِهِ أَيَحِلُّ لَهُ أَنْ يَحْمِيَ الْمَرَاعِيَ لِحَاجَتِهِ إِلَيْهَا فَقَالَ إِذَا كَانَتِ الأرْضُ أَرْضَهُ فَلَهُ أَنْ يَحْمِيَ وَيُصَيِّرَ ذَلِكَ إِلَى مَا يَحْتَاجُ إِلَيْهِ قَالَ وَقُلْتُ لَهُ الرَّجُلُ يَبِيعُ الْمَرَاعِيَ فَقَالَ إِذَا كَانَتِ الأرْضُ أَرْضَهُ فَلا بَأْسَ.

2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from and Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr from Idris ibn Zayd who has said the following: “Regarding my question before abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, - after saying, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, we have a property that has boundaries and a pasture - about a man from us who has sheep and camel. He needs those pastures for his camel and sheep if it is permissible for him to preserve and protect the pastures for his needs.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘If the land is his land he has the right to reserve and keep it for his needs.’ I then asked, ‘Can the man sell the pastures?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘If the land is his land, it is not unlawful to do so.’”