Prohibition of oppression and taking other’s land by force

1039. Aboo Salama narrated that there was a dispute between him and some people (about a piece of land). When he told Aaisha (radhi Allaahu anha) about it, she said,

O Aboo Salama! Avoid taking the land unjustly, for the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, ‘Whoever usurps even one span of the land of somebody, his neck will be encircled with the seven earths

[Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Hadeeth No. 633, Vol.3]

Source : The Book of Al-Musaaqat – Chapter 30 – Prohibition of oppression and taking other’s land by force etc. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan