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There are many books of Elm al-Rijaal mentioning the good companions who remained faithful to the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS). Allama Sharafuddin of Lebanon mentioned names of 160 companions from them in his book : Jarallah questions answers, page 14 to 25.

Sayyed Hasan al-Sadr of Kadhimiyyah, author of Nihayat al-Dirayah, mentioned names of hundreds of faithful companions.

These books and most of Elm al-Rijaal books are in Arabic.

Most of the companions who passed away during the life of the Prophet (SAWA) or been martyred in the battles of that period are praised. Those who remained faithful after the Prophet are also praised.


Additionally, Qur'an 47:30 says that the hypocrites could be recognized by their tone of speech (either their tone of voice, or the tone of their choice of words).

It is related on the exegesis of this verse that the Companions Abu Sa'id al-Khudri and Jabir ibn 'Abdallah al-Ansari said: 'Their tone of speech meant that they hated 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, and thereby we knew who the hypocrites were in the time of Allah's Messenger.'

Of course, the verse does not specify dislike of Imam 'Ali, but Imam 'Ali was known to be the sort of person that only a hypocrite or nefarious person would dislike.

In any case, 'tone of speech' can also be take in general to refer to other signs of hypocrisy in what they said. 

The criterion for recognising the hypocrites is their negative attitude towards Ameerul Mo'mineen Ali (AS). Virtuous companions have heard from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) that no one likes Ali but a believer, and no one dislikes Ali but a Munafiq (hypocrite). This authentic Hadeeth is narrated in Saheeh Muslim (number 113) and Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Tirmithi and Ibn Maajah and many books of Hadeeth.


I think it is 110 sahabah and 84 tabi'un, although I could be missing some since it's a big book.

This website has an extensive resource on the hadith of ghadir which may be of interest: