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Ruling 2153

If some people form a partnership with respect to the wages they receive for their work – for example, some masseurs agree to divide whatever wages they earn between them – their partnership is not valid. However, if they reach a settlement (muṣālahah) that, for example, half of each of their wages will belong to the other for a specified period of time in return for half of the other’s wages, then the settlement is valid and each of them will be a partner in the wages of the other.