Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > Inheritance of Relatives
Hadith #1

1- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ وَحُمَيْدُ بْنُ زِيَادٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ كُلُّهُمْ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ رِئَابٍ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنْ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنَ الْفَرَائِضِ فَقَالَ لِي أَلا أُخْرِجُ لَكَ كِتَابَ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) فَقُلْتُ كِتَابُ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) لَمْ يُدْرَسْ فَقَالَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ إِنَّ كِتَابَ عَلِيٍّ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) لَمْ يُدْرَسْ فَأَخْرَجَهُ فَإِذَا كِتَابٌ جَلِيلٌ وَإِذَا فِيهِ رَجُلٌ مَاتَ وَتَرَكَ عَمَّهُ وَخَالَهُ قَالَ لِلْعَمِّ الثُّلُثَانِ وَلِلْخَالِ الثُّلُثُ.

1. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad and Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Yahya from Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father and Humayd ibn Ziyad from al-Hassan ibn Muhammad all of them from ibn Mahbub from Ali ibn Ri’ab from abu Basir who has narrated the following: “I once asked abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about certain issues of ordained shares of inheritance. He (the Imam) said, ’Do you like if I show you the book of Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam ?’ I said, ‘But the book of Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, is no longer studied.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘O abu Muhammad, how can you say that the book of Ali, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, is no longer studied?’ He (the Imam) brought it out and it was a magnificent book. I saw in it this case, ‘A man dies and leaves behind his paternal and maternal uncles.’ It said, ‘The paternal uncle receives two-thirds and the maternal uncle receives one- third.’”