Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > The Case of one Murdered over His Stolen Property
Hadith #5

5- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنِ الرِّضَا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَكُونُ فِي السَّفَرِ وَمَعَهُ جَارِيَةٌ لَهُ فَيَجِي‏ءُ قَوْمٌ يُرِيدُونَ أَخْذَ جَارِيَتِهِ أَيَمْنَعُ جَارِيَتَهُ مِنْ أَنْ تُؤْخَذَ وَإِنْ خَافَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ الْقَتْلَ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ وَكَذَلِكَ إِنْ كَانَتْ مَعَهُ امْرَأَةٌ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ وَكَذَلِكَ الأمُّ وَالْبِنْتُ وَابْنَةُ الْعَمِّ وَالْقَرَابَةُ يَمْنَعُهُنَّ وَإِنْ خَافَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ الْقَتْلَ قَالَ نَعَمْ [قُلْتُ] وَكَذَلِكَ الْمَالُ يُرِيدُونَ أَخْذَهُ فِي سَفَرٍ فَيَمْنَعُهُ وَإِنْ خَافَ الْقَتْلَ قَالَ نَعَمْ.

5. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Khalid from his father from those whom he has mentioned (in his book) from al-Rida, ‘Alayhi al-Salam: “If a man is on a journey and with him is his slave-girl. Certain people come and want to take his slave-girl from him. Should he try to stop them even if he fears for losing his life?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘Yes, he should try.’ I then asked, ‘Is it so also if a woman is with him?’ He (the Imam) replies, ‘Yes, it is.’ I then asked, ‘Is it so also if it is his mother, daughter of uncle and relatives. Should he stop such people even if he fears for losing his life?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘Yes, it is so also.’ I then asked, ‘Is it so also if it is property which they want to take during one’s journey and must stop them even if he fears for his life?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘Yes, so also it is.’”