Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > The Share of Children from the Legacy
Hadith #7

7- حُمَيْدُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَمَاعَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ بُكَيْرٍ عَنْ حَمْزَةَ بْنِ حُمْرَانَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ الطَّائِيِّ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مُحْرِزٍ بَيَّاعِ الْقَلانِسِ قَالَ أَوْصَى إِلَيَّ رَجُلٌ وَتَرَكَ خَمْسَمِائَةِ دِرْهَمٍ أَوْ سِتَّمِائَةِ دِرْهَمٍ وَتَرَكَ ابْنَةً وَقَالَ لِي عَصَبَةٌ بِالشَّامِ فَسَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ أَعْطِ الابْنَةَ النِّصْفَ وَالْعَصَبَةَ النِّصْفَ الآخَرَ فَلَمَّا قَدِمْتُ الْكُوفَةَ أَخْبَرْتُ أَصْحَابَنَا بِقَوْلِهِ فَقَالُوا اتَّقَاكَ فَأَعْطَيْتُ الابْنَةَ النِّصْفَ الآخَرَ ثُمَّ حَجَجْتُ فَلَقِيتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَأَخْبَرْتُهُ بِمَا قَالَ أَصْحَابُنَا وَأَخْبَرْتُهُ أَنِّي دَفَعْتُ النِّصْفَ الآخَرَ إِلَى الابْنَةِ فَقَالَ أَحْسَنْتَ إِنَّمَا أَفْتَيْتُكَ مَخَافَةَ الْعَصَبَةِ عَلَيْكَ.

7. Humayd ibn Ziyad has narrated from al-Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Sama‘ah from ‘Abd Alfah ibn Jabalah from ‘Abd Alfah ibn Bukayr from Hamzah ibn Humran from ‘Abd ai-Hamid af-Ta”iy from ‘Abd Affah ibn Muhriz Bayya‘ ai-Qaianisiy who has narrated the foiiowing: “A man made a will about five hundred dirhams or six hundred dirhams, leaving behind his daughter, and told me that his paternal relatives are in Sham. I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about it and he (the Imam) said, ‘Give one-half to his daughter and the other half to his paternal relatives.’ When I returned to al-Kufah, I told our people about it and they said that he (the Imam) has said so because of taqiyah (fear). I then gave the other half to his daughter; then I went for al-Hajj and visited abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam. I informed him (the Imam) about what our people had said and that I have given the other half also to his daughter. He (the Imam) said, ‘You have done good. I gave the fatwa that I did because of fear for you from the paternal relatives.’”