Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > The Matters Permissible in Endowment, Charity, Gift, Present, Providing Conditional Housing and Matters Permissible or otherwise for a Child and others
Hadith #18

18- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنِ ابْنِ بُكَيْرٍ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ بْنِ أَبِي عَقِيلَةَ قَالَ تَصَدَّقَ أَبِي عَلَيَّ بِدَارٍ وَقَبَضْتُهَا ثُمَّ وُلِدَ لَهُ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَوْلادٌ فَأَرَادَ أَنْ يَأْخُذَهَا مِنِّي وَيَتَصَدَّقَ بِهَا عَلَيْهِمْ فَسَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ ذَلِكَ وَأَخْبَرْتُهُ بِالْقِصَّةِ فَقَالَ لا تُعْطِهَا إِيَّاهُ قُلْتُ فَإِنَّهُ إِذاً يُخَاصِمُنِي قَالَ فَخَاصِمْهُ وَلا تَرْفَعْ صَوْتَكَ عَلَى صَوْتِهِ.

18. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Faddal from ibn Bukayr from al-Hakam ibn abu ‘Aqilah who has narrated the following: “My father gave a house as charity to me and I took possession thereof but thereafter other children were born to him and he wanted to take the house back from me to give it to them. I explained the story to abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, who said, ‘Do not give it to him.’ I then said, ‘He will dispute it with me.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘You can become a defendant but do not raise your voice over his voice.’”