As for the sea, we hold it is as the way of dry land. Allah said: Allah it is who subdued to ye the sea that vessels may sail thereon by his command and that ye may seek of his bounty. Therefore, he has given permission that he who wills may trade thereon and I hold that no obstacle shall be placed between it and any of the people. For the dry land and sea alike belong to Allah. He has subdued them for his servants to seek of his bounty in both of them. How then should we intervene between Allah's servants and their means of livelihood?