Abdullah b. Waleed said: I went to visit Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.).

Imam (a.s.) asked me: Where are you from?”

I replied: Kufa

Imam (a.s.): The people of Kufa love us more than others, especially your group. Allah has guided you to our love which is ignored by others. So you love us and others hate us; you pay allegiance to us and others disobey us; you believe in us and others disbelieve in us. Therefore, Allah will make you live and die with us.

I testify that my father, Muhhammad b. Ali (a.s.), used to say: All that it takes for you to see true happiness is to hold on to us until your soul reaches here, and he pointed to his throat.

Allah describes us in this verse by saying, ‘And indeed We sent messengers before you, and We gave them wives and offspring” (Surah Raad (13):38). We are the offspring of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.).

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