Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > Hiding the Testimony
Hadith #3

3- عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مَنْصُورٍ الْخُزَاعِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ سُوَيْدٍ السَّائِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ كَتَبَ أَبِي فِي رِسَالَتِهِ إِلَيَّ وَسَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الشَّهَادَةِ لَهُمْ فَأَقِمِ الشَّهَادَةَ للهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالأقْرَبِينَ فِيمَا بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُمْ فَإِنْ خِفْتَ عَلَى أَخِيكَ ضَيْماً فَلا. الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَحْمَدَ النَّهْدِيِّ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ مِثْلَهُ.

3. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from ’Isma‘il ibn Mehran from Muhammad ibn Mansur al-Khuza‘iy from Ali ibn Suwayd al-Sa’iy who has narrated the following: “My father wrote to me in his letter and I asked abu al-Hassan, Alayhi al-Salam, about testimony for them. He (the Imam) said, ‘You must present a testimony for Allah, even if it is against your own soul or parents or relatives between you and them, but if you fear injustice to your brother then do not do so.’” Al-Husayn from Muhammad has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Nahdiy from ’Isma‘il ibn Mehran a similar Hadith.