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Ruling 2250

If farming the land is not possible due to certain circumstances, such as the land being cut off from a water supply, the sharecropping is nullified. And if the farmer does not farm the land without a legitimate excuse (ʿudhr), then, if the land was at his disposal and the owner had no disposal over it, the farmer must pay the owner a rental fee for that period at the standard rate.