Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Undesirability of Making the Guest Work
Hadith #2

الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ السَّيَّارِيِّ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْبَغْدَادِيِّ عَمَّنْ أَخْبَرَهُ قَالَ نَزَلَ بِأَبِي الْحَسَنِ الرِّضَا ( عليه السلام ) ضَيْفٌ وَ كَانَ جَالِساً عِنْدَهُ يُحَدِّثُهُ فِي بَعْضِ اللَّيْلِ فَتَغَيَّرَ السِّرَاجُ فَمَدَّ الرَّجُلُ يَدَهُ لِيُصْلِحَهُ فَزَبَرَهُ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ ( عليه السلام ) ثُمَّ بَادَرَهُ بِنَفْسِهِ فَأَصْلَحَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ إِنَّا قَوْمٌ لَا نَسْتَخْدِمُ أَضْيَافَنَا .

2. Al-Husayn from Muhammad has narrated from al-Sayyariy from ‘Ubayd ibn abu ‘Abd Allah al-Baghdadiy from those who narrated to him who has said the following: “Once abu al-Hassan, al-Rida’ ‘Alayhi al-Salam, had a guest who was sitting with him (the Imam) and speaking during the night. The lamp began to become dim and the man stretched his hand to repair it. Abu al-Hassan, stopped him seriously and he (the Imam) himself repaired the lamp saying, ‘We are a people who do not make the guests work.’”