Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > The Recommendations of the Messenger of Allah and Amir al-Mu’minin, about Smaller Armed Expeditions
Hadith #3

3- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبَّادِ بْنِ صُهَيْبٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ مَا بَيَّتَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) عَدُوّاً قَطُّ.

3. Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa, from ibn Mahbub from ‘Abbad ibn Suhayb who has said the following: “I heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, never launched a surprise attack against the enemy during the night.’”