Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > Invalidity of Deficiency (in the Ordained Shares)
Hadith #2

2- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ سَمَاعَةَ عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) رُبَّمَا أُعِيلَ السِّهَامُ حَتَّى يَكُونَ عَلَى الْمِائَةِ أَوْ أَقَلَّ أَوْ أَكْثَرَ فَقَالَ لَيْسَ تَجُوزُ سِتَّةً ثُمَّ قَالَ كَانَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) يَقُولُ إِنَّ الَّذِي أَحْصَى رَمْلَ عَالِجٍ لَيَعْلَمُ أَنَّ السِّهَامَ لا تَعُولُ عَلَى سِتَّةٍ لَوْ يُبْصِرُونَ وَجْهَهَا لَمْ تَجُزْ سِتَّةً.

2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman from Sama‘ah from abu Basir who has narrated the following: “I once said to abu Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘The ordained shares may turn into one hundred or less or more/ He (the Imam) said, ‘The ordained sharers do not exceed six.’ He (the Imam) said that Amir al-Mu’minin would say, ‘The one who has enumerated the number of the grains of sand of a sand valley knows that the ordained shares do not exceed six: if you consider its aspects, it does not exceed six/”