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Hadith #1

حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ مَاجِيلَوَيْهِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَمِّي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِي قَاسِمٍ عَنْ هَارُونَ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ مَسْعَدَةَ بْنِ صَدَقَةَ قَالَ : سُئِلَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اَللَّهِ ع عَنْ شِيعَتِهِمْ فَقَالَ شِيعَتُنَا مَنْ قَدَّمَ مَا اِسْتَحْسَنَ وَ أَمْسَكَ مَا اِسْتَقْبَحَ وَ أَظْهَرَ اَلْجَمِيلَ وَ سَارَعَ بِالْأَمْرِ اَلْجَلِيلِ رَغْبَةً إِلَى رَحْمَةِ اَلْجَلِيلِ فَذَاكَ مِنَّا وَ إِلَيْنَا وَ مَعَنَا حَيْثُ مَا كُنَّا .

Mohammed bin Ali Majilwayh narrated to me from his uncle Mohammed bin Abi al-Qasim from Harun bin Muslim that Mas’ada bin Sadaqa related: As he was asked about the Shia, Abu Abdullah (a) said: Our Shia are those who prefer what they favor, withhold what they find ugly, behave nicely, and provide the grand matter out of their desire for the mercy of the Magnificent Allah. Those are from, belong to, and accompany us wherever we are.