Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Hard Work for the Family
Hadith #2

2- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ زَكَرِيَّا ابْنِ آدَمَ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ الَّذِي يَطْلُبُ مِنْ فَضْلِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَا يَكُفُّ بِهِ عِيَالَهُ أَعْظَمُ أَجْراً مِنَ الْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ.

2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah from ‘Isma’il ibn Mehran from Zakariya’ ibn Adam from abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who has said the following: “Abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘One who works to find sustenance of the extra- generosity of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, to provide for his family is granted a reward greater than a Mujahid (fighter) for the cause of Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious.’”