Maliks Muwatta Book 017, Hadith Number 015.

Section : The Zakat on the Property of Orphans and Trading on their Behalf.

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."

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