Crop share rent vs cash rent

salam. actually i dont know the difference between crop share rent and cash rent in the agricultural sector and whether they’re halal or not.

Wa alaykum salaam,

In terms of the difference, there are several articles online if you do a quick Google search. Cash rent is a straightforward lease contract. Crop share arrangements can potentially be Shariah compliant. These are known as Muzara’ah contracts in Islam.

Essentially, land is offered by one party whilst the work to plough the land is delivered by another party. They then share in the crops and harvest at an agreed percentage.

The principles governing this arrangement are similar to Mudaraba arrangements.

Allah knows best

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