Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam
from his father that Umar ibn al-Khattab gave a mawla of
his called Hunayy charge over the hima. He said, "Hunayy!
Do not harm the people. Fear the supplication of the
wronged, for the supplication of the wronged is
answered. Let the one with a small herd of camels and
the one with a small herd of sheep enter, but be wary of
the livestock of Ibn Awf and the livestock of Ibn Affan.
If their livestock are destroyed, they will return to
palm-trees and agriculture. If the livestock of the one
with a small herd of camels and the one with a small
herd of sheep are destroyed, he will bring his children
to me crying, 'Amir al-muminin! Amir al-Muminin!' Shall
I neglect them? Water and pasturage are of less value to
me than gold and silver. By Allah, they think that I
have wronged them. This is their land and their water.
They fought for it in the jahiliyya and became muslims
on it in Islam. By He in whose hand my self is! Were it
not for the mounts which I give to be ridden in the way
of Allah, I would not have turned a span of their land