Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > Inheritance of Parents
Hadith #2

2- الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُعَلَّى بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ حَمَّادِ بْنِ عُثْمَانَ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ رَجُلٍ تَرَكَ أُمَّهُ وَأَخَاهُ قَالَ يَا شَيْخُ تُرِيدُ عَلَى الْكِتَابِ قَالَ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ قَالَ كَانَ عَلِيٌّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يُعْطِي الْمَالَ الأقْرَبَ فَالأقْرَبَ قَالَ قُلْتُ فَالأخُ لا يَرِثُ شَيْئاً قَالَ قَدْ أَخْبَرْتُكَ أَنَّ عَلِيّاً (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) كَانَ يُعْطِي الْمَالَ الأقْرَبَ فَالأقْرَبَ.

2. Al-Husayn from Muhammad has narrated from Mu‘alla’ ibn Muhammad from al-Hassan ibn Ali from Hammad ibn ‘Isa who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a man who leaves behind his mother and brother. He (the Imam) said, ‘O Shaykh, do you want the answer according to the book?’ He (the narrator) has said that I said, ‘Yes, I want it according to the book.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would give the legacy to the nearest relative.’ I then asked, ‘So, the brother does not inherit?’ He (the Imam) said, ‘I just informed you that Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would give the legacy to the nearest relative.’”