Al-Kāfi - Volume 5 > Marriage Without Guardian
Hadith #7

7- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَبْدِيِّ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ مَمْلُوكَةٍ كَانَتْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ وَارِثٍ مَعِي فَأَعْتَقْنَاهَا وَلَهَا أَخٌ غَائِبٌ وَهِيَ بِكْرٌ أَيَجُوزُ لِي أَنْ أَتَزَوَّجَهَا أَوْ لا يَجُوزُ إِلا بِأَمْرِ أَخِيهَا قَالَ بَلَى يَجُوزُ ذَلِكَ أَنْ تَزَوَّجَهَا قُلْتُ أَفَأَتَزَوَّجُهَا إِنْ أَرَدْتُ ذَلِكَ قَالَ نَعَمْ.

7. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Mahbub from ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-‘Abdiy from ‘Ubayd ibn Zurarah who has said the following: “This is concerning my question before abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a slave- girl who belongs to me and an heir (one who has a share in her price as part of his legacy) with me. We set her free. She has a brother who is absent and she is virgin; if it is permissible for me to marry her or it is not permissible without the permission of her brother. He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, it is permissible for you to marry.’ I then asked, ‘Can I marry her if I wanted?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Yes, you can do so.’”