CHAPTER: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF BUYING A MUDABBAR SLAVE
Jabir b. 'Abdullah said that a person among the Ansar declared his slave free after his death, as he had no other property. This news reached the Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he said: Who will buy him from me? And Nu'aim b. al-Nahham bought him for eight hundred dirhams and he handed them over to him, 'Amr (one of the narrators) said: I heard Jabir b. 'Abdullah as saying: He was a Coptic slave, and he died in the first year (of the Caliphate of 'Abdullah b. Zubair).
Jabir is reported to have said: A person amongst the Ansar who had no other property declared a slave free after his death. Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) sold him, and Ibn al-Nahham bought him and he was a Coptic slave (who) died in the first year of the Caliphate of Ibn Zubair.
A hadith like this has been narrated on the authority of Jabir through another chain of transmitters.
This hadith has been narrated from Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) through other chains of transmitters.