[1/187] Tahdhib al-Ahkam: Via his chain to Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa from al-Abbas b. Ma`ruf from Ali b. Mahziyar from Muhammad b. Ismail b. Bazi` who said: a man from among our companions [fellow Shia] died and did not leave a will. His case was referred to the judge [Qadhi] of Kufa [a Sunni] who appointed Abd al-Hamid b. Salim as the supervisor of his [the dead man’s] wealth. The man had left behind small children as inheritors, some house-hold items and slave-women. Abd al-Hamid sold the items but when he wanted to sell off the slave-women his heart had misgivings about selling them because they were Furuj [had had a relation of a sexual nature with the master] and the deceased had not appointed him as executor of his will – the matter had only fallen to him because of the order of the judge. Muhammad said: I relayed this to Abi Ja`far عليه السلام and said: may I be made your ransom – a man from among our companions dies without willing to anyone and has left behind slave-women, it happens that the judge appoints a man from among us to over-see their sale but his heart has misgivings because they are Furuj – what is your ruling about that? he said: if the supervisor is someone like you or Abd al-Hamid then there is no problem.

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[1/187] تهذيب الاحكام: باسناده عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن العباس بن معروف عن علي بن مهزيار عن محمد بن اسماعيل بن بزيع قال: ان رجلا من اصحابنا مات ولم يوص فرفع امره إلى قاضي الكوفة فصير عبدالحميد بن سالم القيم بماله وكان رجلا خلف ورثة صغارا ومتاعا وجواري، فباع عبدالحميد المتاع فلما اراد بيع الجواري ضعف قلبه في بيعهن ولم يكن الميت صير اليه وصيته وكان قيامه بها بامر القاضي لانهن فروج قال محمد: فذكرت ذلك لابي جعفر عليه السلام فقلت: جعلت فداك يموت الرجل من اصحابنا فلا يوصي إلى أحد وخلف جوارى فيقيم القاضي رجلا منا لبيعهن أو قال يقوم بذلك رجل منا فيضعف قلبه لانهن فروج فما ترى في ذلك؟ فقال: اذا كان القيم مثلك ومثل عبدالحميد فلا باس