Abu Dawud Book 8, Hadith Number 2707.
Chapter : Not known.
Narated By Umar ibn al-Khattab : Salih ibn Muhammad ibn Za’idah (AbuDawud said: This Salih is AbuWaqid) said: We entered the Byzantine territory with Maslamah. A man who had been dishonest about booty was brought.
He (Maslamah) asked Salim about him. He said: I heard my father narrating from Umar ibn al-Khattab from the Prophet (PBUH). He said: When you find a man who has been dishonest about booty, burn his property, and beat him. He beat him. He said: We found in his property a copy of the Qur’an. He again asked Salim about it. He said: Sell it and give its price in charity.