The Followers (Shi‘a)

The Followers (Shi’a)-الشيعة

1. Verily the People of Paradise will look at the stations of our followers just as a person among you looks at the celestial bodies in the sky.

1ـ إنَّ أهْلَ الجَنَّةِ لَيَتَراؤُنَ مَنازِلَ شيعَتِنا، كَما يَتَراءَى الرَّجُلُ مِنْكُمْ الكَواكِبَ في أُفُقِ السَّماءِ.

2. Verily Allah, the Glorified, checked the earth and chose for us followers who would help us, would be gladdened by our joy and saddened by our sadness, and would spend from their persons and their possessions in our way – these are the ones who are from us and shall rejoin us [in the Hereafter].

2ـ إنَّ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ أطْلَعَ إلَى الأرضِ، فاخْتارَ لَنا شيعَةً يَنْصُرُونَنا، وَيَفْرَحُونَ لِفَرَحِنا، ويَحْزَنُونَ لِحُزْنِنا، ويَبْذُلُونَ أنْفُسَهُمْ وأمْوالَهُمْ فينا أُولئكَ مِنّا وإلَيْنا.

3. Our follower is like the bee. If they knew what was in its abdomen, they would surely have eaten it.

3ـ شيعَتُنا كَالنَّحْلِ لَوْ عَرَفُوا مافي جَوْفِها لأَكَلُوها.

4. Our follower is like the citron, its smell is fragrant and [both] its outward and inward are beautiful.

4ـ شيعَتُنا كَالأُتْرُجَّةِ طَيِّبٌ رِيحُها، حَسَنٌ ظاهِرُها وباطِنُها.