Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Brotherhood in Belief is not Due to Religion it only is a Way of Recognition
Hadith #1

1ـ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ حَمْزَةَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الطَّيَّارِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ لَمْ تَتَوَاخَوْا عَلَى هَذَا الأمْرِ وَإِنَّمَا تَعَارَفْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ.

1. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Hamza ibn Muhammad al-Tayyar from his father from abu Ja’far (a.s.) who has said the following: “You have not become brothers on the basis of this belief (of Shi’a Muslims) but you have recognized each other because of it.”’



Hadith #2

2ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْكَانَ وَسَمَاعَةَ جَمِيعاً عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) قَالَ لَمْ تَتَوَاخَوْا عَلَى هَذَا الأمْرِ وَإِنَّمَا تَعَارَفْتُمْ عَلَيْهِ.

2. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Isa from ibn Muskan and Sama’a all from abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) who has said the following: “You have not become brothers on the basis of this matter (Walayah the belief of the Shi’a Muslims); it is only that you have recognized each other by means of Walayah .”