Followers (Shi’ah) that are worse than the enemies


Are there followers of the people of the house (a.) who are worse than their enemies?


Al-Husain Ibn Muhammad reported that Umar Ibn Yazid said: “I came in to Abu Abdillah As-Sadiq (a.), whereupon he told me extensively about the merits of the followers (Shi’ah). Then he said: “Among the followers (Shi’ah) after us there are those who are worse than the enemies (Nawasib)”. I said: “My life be sacrificed to you, do they not claim to love for you, and acknowledge your guardianship (Wilayah) and renounce your enemies (Bara’ah)? He said: “Yes.” I said: “My life be sacrificed to you, explain it to us so that we may know. Is the work we do done by them? He said: “Not at all, O Umar, you are not one of them. They are a group that are leading into temptation (Fitnah) by using Zaid (a.) and Musa (a.).” [Ikhtiyar Ma’rifat Ar-Rijal of At-Tusi, Volume 2 Page 759 Hadith 869]

محمد بن الحسن البراثي، قال: حدثني أبو علي قال: حدثني أبو القاسم الحسين بن محمد بن عمر بن يزيد، عن عمه، عن جده عمر بن يزيد، قال: دخلت على أبي عبد الله عليه السلام فحدثني مليا في فضائل الشيعة. ثم قال: إن من الشيعة بعدنا من هم شر من النصاب، قلت: جعلت فداك أليس ينتحلون حبكم ويتولونكم ويتبرؤن من عدوكم؟ قال: نعم، قال، قلت: جعلت فداك بين لنا نعرفهم فعلنا منهم قال: كلا يا عمر ما أنت منهم انما هم قوم يفتنون بزيد ويفتنون بموسى عليه السلام



While Zaid Ibn Ali (a.) is declared the fifth Imam by the Zaidites, Musa Ibn Ja’far (a.) is declared as the seventh and last Imam by the Waqifites.

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