Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Selling Arms to al- Sultan
Hadith #1

1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ سَيْفِ بْنِ عَمِيرَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرٍ الْحَضْرَمِيِّ قَالَ دَخَلْنَا عَلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَقَالَ لَهُ حَكَمٌ السَّرَّاجُ مَا تَرَى فِيمَنْ يَحْمِلُ السُّرُوجَ إِلَى الشَّامِ وَأَدَاتَهَا فَقَالَ لا بَأْسَ أَنْتُمُ الْيَوْمَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) إِنَّكُمْ فِي هُدْنَةٍ فَإِذَا كَانَتِ الْمُبَايَنَةُ حَرُمَ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تَحْمِلُوا إِلَيْهِمُ السُّرُوجَ وَالسِّلاحَ.

1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from Sayf ibn ‘Amirah from Abu Bakr al-Hadramiy who has said the following: “Once, we visited abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, and Hakam ibn al-Sarraj asked him (the Imam), ‘What is your decision about carrying saddles and things related to al-Sham (Syria)?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful. Today you are like the companions of the Messenger of Allah. You live in peace time. When there is hostility, then it is unlawful for you to carry to them saddles and arms to them.’”