Who is obliged to give the zakat of the land cultivated as sharecropping?
The ushr (zakat) of the land crops is given by the owner of the crops, not by the owner of the land. Therefore, if the landowner lets someone cultivate his land without asking any money, the zakat of the obtained crop is paid by the person who cultivates the land. If the land is hired for a certain amount of money, the zakat (ushr) is paid by the person who pays the rent. If the land is rented as sharecropping, the owner of the land and the person cultivating the land pay zakat separately out of the shares of the crop.