Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of booty theft and illegal possession
Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن أبي أيوب، عن عمار بن مروان، قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن الغلول، فقال: كل شئ غل من الامام فهو سحت ، وأكل مال اليتيم سحت، والسحت أنواع كثيرة منها ما أصيب من أعمال الولاة الظلمة، ومنها أجور القضاة، وأجور الفواجر، وثمن الخمر والنبيذ والمسكر، والربا بعد البينة. فأما الرشوة يا عمار في الاحكام فإن ذلك الكفر بالله العظيم ورسوله.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Muhammed bin Hussain, from Hasan bin Mahbub, from Abu Ayub, from Ammar bin Marwan, that he said: I asked Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, about booty theft, so he said: Everything that has been taken from the Imam is illegal possession; consuming the property of an orphan is illegal possession. Illegal possession is of many types, among which is what is acquired through the actions of oppressive governors; and among which are the rewards of judges; the rewards of fornicators; the price of grape wine, non-grape wine and intoxicants; usury after clear proof (has been established). As for bribe, O Ammar, with regards to rulings, that is, indeed, disbelief in Allah, the Almighty, and His Messenger.