Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Finding Love and Affection among People
Hadith #7

7ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِهِ عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ عُقْبَةَ عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ زِيَادٍ التَّمِيمِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ قَالَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيهِما السَّلام) الْقَرِيبُ مَنْ قَرَّبَتْهُ الْمَوَدَّةُ وَإِنْ بَعُدَ نَسَبُهُ وَالْبَعِيدُ مَنْ بَعَّدَتْهُ الْمَوَدَّةُ وَإِنْ قَرُبَ نَسَبُهُ لا شَيْ‏ءَ أَقْرَبُ إِلَى شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْ يَدٍ إِلَى جَسَدٍ وَإِنَّ الْيَدَ تَغُلُّ فَتُقْطَعُ وَتُقْطَعُ فَتُحْسَمُ.

7. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from certain individuals of his people from Salih ibn ‘Aqabah from Sulayman ibn Ziyad al-Tamimi from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “Al-Hassan ibn Ali (a.s.) has said, ‘A person close to another person is one whom love has brought so close even though his lineage is far remote. A person far away is one whom love has distanced a part even though his lineage is near and close. There is nothing so close to another thing than the hands to the body, but when it becomes disloyal it is cut off and when it is cut off the body’s blood is held back from flowing out.’”