Al-Khiṣāl > Our Followers Are in Three Groups
Hadith #1

3-61 حدثنا حمزة بن محمد بن أحمد العلوي رضي الله عنه قال: أخبرني علي ابن إبراهيم بن هاشم، عن أبيه، عن محمد بن خالد البرقي، عن خلف بن حماد، عن معاوية ابن وهب قال: قال أبوعبد الله عليه السلام: الشيعة ثلاث: محب واد، فهو منا، ومتزين بنا، ونحن زين لمن تزين بنا. ومستأكل بنا الناس، ومن استأكل بنا افقر

3-61 Hamzih ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Alavi - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim quoted his father, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Khalid al-Barqy, on the authority of Khalaf ibn Himmad, on the authority of Muawiyah ibn Wahab that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “Our followers can be divided into three groups. There are those who are our true friends. They are from us. There are those to whom we lend beauty, and lend beauty to us. And there are those who attach themselves to us to attain worldly gains. Whoever tries to attain worldly gains by attaching himself to us will get poor.”