Al-Khiṣāl > The Ten Characteristics of Shiites
Hadith #1

10-41 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إدريس قال: حدثنا محمد ابن أحمد قال: حدثني محمد بن عيسى، عن أبي محمد الانصاري، عن عمرو بن أبي المقدام عن أبيه قال: قال لي أبوجعفر عليه السلام: ياأبا المقدام إنما شيعة علي عليه السلام الشاحبون الناحلون، الذابلون ذابلة شفاههم، خميصة بطونهم، متغيرة ألوانهم، مصفرة وجوههم أذا جنهم الليل اتخذوا الارض فراشا، واستقبلوا الارض بجباههم،كثير سجودهم، كثيرة دموعهم، كثير دعاؤهم، كثير بكاؤهم، ويفرح الناس وهم يحزنون

10-41 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Idris quoted Muhammad ibn Ahmad, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Abi Muhammad al-Ansari, on the authority of Amr ibn Abil Miqdam, on the authority of his father, “Abu Ja’far al-Baqir (MGB) told me, ‘O Abil Miqdam! Indeed Ali’s followers are pale due to abstinence; slim and with dry lips. Their lips are fasting; their stomachs are thin and their color is changing because of God’s fear and their faces are yellow. When the night comes they sit on the ground and put their foreheads on the ground. They prostrate a lot; they often shed tears; they make supplications often; they cry a lot; and the people are happy, while they are sad.’”