Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Chapter 22(b)
Hadith #2

2- عَنْهُ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ فِي قَوْلِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ قُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ ناراً قُلْتُ كَيْفَ أَقِيهِمْ قَالَ تَأْمُرُهُمْ بِمَا أَمَرَ اللهُ وَتَنْهَاهُمْ عَمَّا نَهَاهُمُ اللهُ فَإِنْ أَطَاعُوكَ كُنْتَ قَدْ وَقَيْتَهُمْ وَإِنْ عَصَوْكَ كُنْتَ قَدْ قَضَيْتَ مَا عَلَيْكَ.

2. It is narrated from the narrator of the previous Hadith from ‘Uthaman ibn ‘Isa from Sama‘ah from abu Basir from who has said the following: “About the words of Allah, the most Majestic, the most Glorious, ‘. . . Save yourselves and your family from a fire. . . .’ (66:6) I asked him (the Imam), ‘How can I save them?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘You must order them to do what Allah has commanded to do and prohibit them from what Allah has prohibited them to do. If they obeyed you, you have saved them. If they disobeyed you, you have fulfilled your responsibility.’”