The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2268

If a condition is stipulated that the entire produce belongs to the owner, the tree tending contract is invalid (bāṭil) but the produce nevertheless belongs to the owner. Furthermore, the person who does the work on the trees cannot claim any wages. However, if the tree tending contract is invalidated due to another reason, the owner must pay wages at the standard rate to the person who tended to the trees by watering them and performing other tasks. In the event that the standard rate is more than the amount in the contract and the owner is aware of this, it is not necessary for him to pay the additional amount.