Abu Dawud Book 15, Hadith Number 3238.

Chapter : Not known.

Narated By Al-Ash’ath ibn Qays : A man of Kindah and a man of Hadramawt brought their dispute to the Prophet (PBUH) about a land in the Yemen. Al-Hadrami said: Apostle of Allah, the father of this (man) usurped my land and it is in his possession.

The Prophet asked: Have you any evidence?

Al-Hadrami replied: No, but I make him swear (that he should say) that he does not know that it is my land which his father usurped from me.

Al-Kindi became ready to take the oath.

The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) said: If anyone usurps the property by taking an oath, he will meet Allah while his hand is mutilated.

Al-Kindi then said: It is his land.

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