Kulaynī (d. 329/940-1), Muḥammad b. Yaʿqūb al-. al-Kāfī. Pages 22-23.

In this Twelver Shīʿī collection of ḥadīth, Kulaynī (d. 329/940–1)records a report about ʿAlī’s gift of some five awsāqof dates (approximately 15 kilograms) to a poor man whose custom was not to ask for handouts. In her chapter on land and leadership in early Islamic societies in Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, Intisar Rabb cites this ḥadīthas an example of how the ʿAlids gained economic independence through their ownership of the valuable land of Bughaybigha. It also indicates that the ʿAlids used the profits from the land for charitable purposes.

This source is part of the Online Companion to the book Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts,ed. Intisar A. Rabb and Abigail Krasner Balbale (ILSP/HUP 2017)—a collection of primary sources  and other material used in and related to the book.

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