23. Man’s Defending Himself Against the Thief

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1- أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْكُوفِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ الْقَلانِسِيِّ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْفَضْلِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ فَزَارَةَ عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَوْ هَيْثَمِ بْنِ الْبَرَاءِ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) اللِّصُّ يَدْخُلُ فِي بَيْتِي يُرِيدُ نَفْسِي وَمَالِي قَالَ اقْتُلْ فَأُشْهِدُ اللهَ وَمَنْ سَمِعَ أَنَّ دَمَهُ فِي عُنُقِي.


1. Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Kufiy has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Qalanisiy from Ahmad ibn al-Fadl from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Fazarah from Anas or Haytham ibn al-Bara’ who has said the following: “I asked abu Ja’far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a thief who may enter my house to harm my life or properties.’ He (the Imam) said, ’Eliminate him. Allah and those who hear me are my witness; his blood (life) is on my neck (my responsibility).”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (18/392)



2- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) إِنَّ اللهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَيَمْقُتُ الرَّجُلَ يَدْخُلُ عَلَيْهِ اللِّصُّ فِي بَيْتِهِ فَلا يُحَارِبُ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘Allah, the most Majestic, the most Glorious, hates a man who does not fight back the thief who has entered his house.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (8/393)



3- وَبِإِسْنَادِهِ أَنَّ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَتَاهُ رَجُلٌ فَقَالَ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِنَّ لِصّاً دَخَلَ عَلَى امْرَأَتِي فَسَرَقَ حُلِيَّهَا فَقَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) أَمَا إِنَّهُ لَوْ دَخَلَ عَلَى ابْنِ صَفِيَّةَ لَمَا رَضِيَ بِذَلِكَ حَتَّى يَعُمَّهُ بِالسَّيْفِ.


3. The narrator of the previous through his chain of narrators has said the following: “Once a man came to Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and said, ’O Amir al-Mu’minin, a thief entered in the house of my wife and stole her ornaments. Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, said, ‘Had he (the thief) entered the house of the son of a clean woman he would not agree with less than overwhelming him (thief) by his sword.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (8/393)



4- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) إِذَا دَخَلَ عَلَيْكَ اللِّصُّ الْمُحَارِبُ فَاقْتُلْهُ فَمَا أَصَابَكَ فَدَمُهُ فِي عُنُقِي.


4. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Aban ibn ‘Uthaman from a man formal-Halabiy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘If a fighting thief enters your house, eliminate him. Whatever responsibility his blood (life) may bring is on my neck (my responsibility).”’


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: مرسل - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (18/393)