letter to Malik al-Ashtar (governor of Egypt at the
time): "Prohibit monoply for the Messenger of God had forbidden it. Therefore, if anyone who indulges in monoply after being warned, should be punished and penalised with no excess."
The Prophet (p.b.u.h.a.h.f.) said: "He who cheats us is not one of us."
(ii) There is a special right for the Islamic Government to nationalise or seize part of the possessions of affluent people. This right is prac- tised during national crisis such as wars, etc.
In Imam `Ali's letter to Malik al-Ashtar, were orders which fixed prices. He wrote: "Let selling be with just balances, and prices should cause no unjustice for the seller or the buyer." Tirmidhi
narrated, his source was, Rafi` bin Khadij, that a letter read: (The Messenger of God has forbidden us from something which was useful to us; when one of us had a piece of land we used to rent it