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Hadith #1

1- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ مُثَنًّى الْحَنَّاطِ عَنْ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهُ رَجُلٌ شَهِدَ لَهُ رَجُلانِ بِأَنَّ لَهُ عِنْدَ رَجُلٍ خَمْسِينَ دِرْهَماً وَجَاءَ آخَرَانِ فَشَهِدَا بِأَنَّ لَهُ عِنْدَهُ مِائَةَ دِرْهَمٍ كُلُّهُمْ شَهِدُوا فِي مَوْقِفٍ قَالَ أَقْرِعْ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ اسْتَحْلِفِ الَّذِينَ أَصَابَهُمُ الْقَرْعُ بِاللهِ أَنَّهُمْ يَحْلِفُونَ بِالْحَقِّ.

1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from certain persons of our people from Muthanna’ al-Hannat from Zurarah who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of two men who testify in favor of a man to confirm that so and so owes him fifty dirham, then two other men testify and state that he owes him one hundred dirham and all of them testify at the same place. He (the Imam) said, ‘I (in such case) arrange a raffle and whoever ’s name (of the defendant or the plaintiff) comes out I would ask him to take an oath to confirm that he has spoken the truth.”’

Hadith #2

2- عَلِيٌّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ أَبِي يَزِيدَ الْعَطَّارِ عَنْ بَعْضِ رِجَالِهِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فِي رَجُلٍ كَانَتْ لَهُ امْرَأَةٌ فَجَاءَ رَجُلٌ بِشُهُودٍ أَنَّ هَذِهِ الْمَرْأَةَ امْرَأَةُ فُلانٍ وَجَاءَ آخَرُونَ فَشَهِدُوا أَنَّهَا امْرَأَةُ فُلانٍ فَاعْتَدَلَ الشُّهُودُ وَعُدِّلُوا قَالَ يُقْرَعُ بَيْنَ الشُّهُودِ فَمَنْ خَرَجَ سَهْمُهُ فَهُوَ الْمُحِقُّ وَهُوَ أَوْلَى بِهَا.

2. Ali has narrated from his father from ibn Faddal from Dawud ibn abu Yazid al-‘Attar from certain persons of his people who has narrated the following: “This is about the case of a man who has a woman but a man comes with witnesses to prove her to be his woman, yet others come with testimony to prove her to be the woman of so and so and they all are just witnesses. Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘A raffle must be arranged and whoever’s name comes out is the rightful party with priority to her over the others.’”