The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2173

If a person gives his sheep to a shepherd so that, for example, he takes care of them for one year and uses their milk, and in return, he gives that person an amount of oil, then in the event that the person concludes a settlement for the sheep’s milk to be given in return for the shepherd’s labour and the oil, the settlement is valid. In fact, if he hires the sheep to the shepherd for one year for him to use their milk, and in return, the shepherd gives him an amount of oil, and it is not stipulated that the oil or milk must be from only those sheep, the hire (ijārah) contract is valid.