Resettlement of uninhabited or uncultivated lands means utilizing the land resources of the state which are not being used for any purpose. Such lands should be made cultivable or used for a purpose which is in the best interest of the state or the people.
Modern approaches about better use of land resources are emerging in modern times. The question arises as to what instructions Islam has given regarding the settlement of lands?
The principles and rules derived from the biography of the Prophet (S.A.W.) are important among the guidelines of Islam regarding the better use of lands in the sense that it was the best and purest form of Islamic teachings. The present research contains numerous articles on Islamic teachings on better use of land, but no special study of Sirah has been presented. This study presents a special study of Sira on the above subject.
This study concludes that special measures were taken for resettlement of uninhabited lands during the Prophet's time. In view of the public needs, these lands were utilized for the betterment of the society.
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