338. The reason due to which it is free (allowed) to look at the heads of the people of Tahama, and the Bedouins, and the black people from the ones under responsibility (Ahl Al Zimma)

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أبي رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن القاسم بن محمد الاصبهاني عن سليمان بن داود المنقري عن عيسى بن يونس عن الاوزاعي عن الزهري عن عن علي بن الحسين عليه السلام قال ان اخذت الاسير فعجز عن المشي ولم يكن معك محمل فارسله ولا تقتله فانك لا تدري ما حكم الامام فيه وقال: الاسير إذا أسلم فقد حقن دمه وصار فيئا.


1. My father said, Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad Al Asbahany, from Suleyman Bin Dawood Al manqary, from Isa Bin Yunus, from Al Awzai’e, from Al Zuhry, Ali (asws) Bin Al-Husayn (asws) having said: ‘If you seize a captive and he is frustrated from the walking and there is no palanquin with you, so send him away (free) and do not kill him, for you do not know what the ruling of the Imam (asws) is with regards to him’. And he (asws) said: ‘The captive, if he professes to Al-Islam, so he has saved his blood and becomes a war booty’.