Importance of following the Companions (Sahaba) from Shia Sources

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

In the this article we will use two reliable and well-known sources of the Shia such as Tafsir al-Mizan and Sahife Sajadia. We first start with the Tafsir al-mizan work of a well-known Shia scholar, Allameh Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei.

Ayatollah: Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei
Tafsir: Mizan

Allah says in the Quran:

وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

And the first forerunners [in the faith] among the Muhajireen and the Ansar and those who followed them with good conduct – Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him, and He has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the great attainment. [9:100]

Check his sincere Tafsir of the verse above. Go to http://www.holyquran…izan/index.html then go to Ayah 100 of Surah Al-Tawbah.

Here is the translation of the Tafsir (part of it):
“because God has not restricted the ‘those who follow them’ part therefore we conclude from the verse that this part ‘those who follow them’ relates to Muslims of all times who follow the Sabeqoon (Sahaba) therefore it is necessary to conclude that from the they of Be’sah till the end fo the world: Muslims who are not hypocrite will be divided into three groups those pioneers of immigrants those pioneers of helpers and those who follow them the first two groups are not followers but they are Imams and are to be followed and the third group cannot see as those who are followed unless in a relative sense (i.e. we follow the third group who in turn follow the first two groups)”
BTW this is his son, Mostafa Husseini Tabatabaie (still alive in Tehran):

(The video is about the great status of the Sahaba)

He rejects: Infallibility/Rajah/Shia-Shirki Tawasul/Takfeer of the Sahaba/Knowledge of the unseen for Imams/Turbah in prayer (he got a nice article refuting it, and many Rafidi Khurafat, he is an “Ayatollah” himself, but he does not wear the priest habit anymore. Some believe he also does not believe in Wilayah/Imamah but is scared due to the pressure of the Iranian regime, for he can’t leave the country and is not allowed to preach in Mosques. Anyway his state of health is not the best and he can’t leave Iran anyway (some of his books are allowed to be published in Iran, some not, like refutations on some Rafidi beliefs).

This is his website:

Subhanallah! there is not a SINGLE Ayah ordering us to follow “12 Imams” only, not a single Ayah saying:”Follow Ahl Al-Bait, those who follow Ahl Al-Bait are the victorious ones, Allah is pleased with them etc.”, yet, there is a clear-cut, MUHKAM Ayah telling us that those who followed the SABIQOON of the Sahaba (among them Ali, Omar, Abu Bakr etc.) in goodness, Allah is PLEASED with them. The same MUHAJIR SAHABA Sabiqoon overwhelmingly agreed on Abu Bakr the Siddiq of this Ummah.

Imam Sajad and his dua for those who follow the Sahaba (Companions) of Messenger of Allah (صلی الله علیه وسلم)

Imam Sajjad (zayn al ‘Abideen) rahimahollah says in Sahifeye Sajjadia, prayer number 4 (note Sahifa Sajjadya is considered as the mos important Du’a book of the Shia sect ):

You can read the full Dua on the Shia website:

According to this book, Imam Sajad (considered by the Shia as their fourth divinely appointed Imam) used to pray with these words:

O God, and give to those who have done well in following the Companions, who say, Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who went before us in faith (Al-Qur’an 59: 10) thy best reward; those who went straight to the Companions’ road, sought out their course, and proceeded in their manner. No doubt concerning their sure insight diverted them and no uncertainty shook them from following in their tracks and being led by the guidance of their light. As their assistants and supporters, they professed their religion, gained guidance through their guidance, came to agreement with them, and never accused them in what they passed on to them.” (Sahifeye Sajjadia – 4th Prayer) 


Since always Rafidha claim that they follow the Ahlelbayt and we the Sahaba (which is a ridiculous statement since the Ahlelbayt are Sahaba aswell).

Contrary to what they suggest (about referring to Ahlalbyat), Aliebnel Husayn in his book Sahifeye Sajjadia (which is considered as a very reliable book by Zaidi and Imami Shia scholars) advises us to learn our religion from the companions of the Prophet صلی الله علیه وسلم (which is quite ironically is exactly what Ahl Al Sunna are trying to do).

Article written by brother Faylaq Omar (Member of and edited and formatted by us. 


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13 responses to “Importance of following the Companions (Sahaba) from Shia Sources

  1. True is the fact that we Shia follow the Ahlebayt and you are very right that the Ahlebayt are Sahabi too But all sahibs can not be ahlebayt with the sole exception of Hazrat Salman Farsi. And the munafeqeen can not be included in sahabah and as for you “husbana kitab Allah” the book is sufficient for you,for us the reliable hadees by Abu horairah ‘ my sahabah, my sahabah, is in fact saheeh though much of his narrations we do not believe . This is from the hadees of the kauser pond ,when the three are taken away from the Kausar pond towards Jahannum,Allah says “don’t you know what (evil)
    innovations they did after you departed . So neither we can include the zalemeen ( of doubtful lineage), usurpers and Cheats (wajibul Qatl as per the mother of believers) nor we will rely on any such belief that he said this and he said that when name so and so the Shia marjah . A shia marjah will be the last person who will ask his co religionist to follow the munafeqeen however long the had the privilege to be in the company of the Rassool e Akram (saws) After all it is what we both believe that Iblees was one of the most moqarrib Farishta and has been described Moallimul Makoot but just one act made him Shaitaan . A true shia mrajah is only that who ask us to follow Ahlebayt and reject ,discard and keep ourself away from zalemeen .Now to define Ahlebayt,we firmly believe that only those who were taken at mubahela and those under the kisae yamani are the Ahlebayt and their progeny after them, the two controversial wives of the prophet(saws) excluded because they were not included in the team because apparently not fit enough to be Ahlebayt though literally Ahlebayt mean people of the household which they shared for sometime , though always a thorn among the flowers , always hatching schemes , fighting, disbelieving and conspiratng.To prove this point there is an accepted hadees when abubakr reached his daughter while she was arguing with the Prophet of Allah ( the most abhorant sin),the father was so raged that he hit her so hard that she fell down bleeding . Not very sure but the circumstantial evidences also show that the SUNNI ahadees are not false that the couple of spouces did conspired and poisoned the Rasool e Karim (s) so as their father have an immediate access now , sooner than later and this it seems was their primary aim of coming to the fold , only Allah know and sent the Aayah e munafeqoon , The power, position and wealth now accumulated in the Islamic Treasury was ready to be grabbed. Saqifas Drama was not merely an event it was a culmination of a decades old conspiracy A video with sunni reference in this matter can be seen on with the topic ‘Who killed the Prophet”. Wallah Aalam.

  2. sunni shia

    im sunni, but you doing exactly what you accuse them of, slander etc, nowhere do i see them talk bad of all sahaba, they do however are veeery critical of some sahaba who erred terribly, and these errors are recorded in our own sources

  3. salaams, why are replies deleted when differing with you?

  4. shukran if not deleted etc, i was sunni sunni, now, thanks to sites like these which MISrepresents the shia mathhab, even though we ALL have discrepancies in our hadith works, i am now a sunni shia, for eg if the imam says SOME sahaba were good all the time, or even some were good some of the time, it doesnt mean all were good all the time

    • Salam Alaikum,

      Do you want us to accept your personal interpretation or Imam Sajad’s (ra) words about Sahaba?

      Alhamdulellah, the status of the Sahaba is clear in the Quran and in the Sunnah of the Prophet (salalahu alaihi wasalam).

      • abe parker

        salaams and thanks for comment, context context context etc, the quran emphatically demonstrates than some sahaba were tops, some were lukewarm, some made grave errors etc, the hadith too collaborates this, remember we are told prophet sawa is waiting at pool to guide his ummah to heavenly abode when they are taken away, on questioning why he is informed he did not know what they did after he left the earthly abode

      • Who wants you to accept our personal interpretations ? No you never accept ,but you don’t accept your own books . For our Imam Sajjad Alaihissalat o Salam, our souls be sacrificed, we treat our Imams,awwalana, ausatana ,Aakherana wa Kullana Mohammad , all immaculate,infallible , sinless & Guide
        the same Deen , however you can’t expect us to accept from those sinisters as per your own authentic books who usurped the khilafat and property given to his kin by Rasool e Akram (saws),walledduzzinah who killed the unborn child of the Nabi Kareem’s (saws) daughter and we hate such people who were cheats and embezzlers whom your ummul momeneen herself branded as Nathal ( apostate ) wajib ul qatal. Just my dear have a look on your own books,the one you call authentic and saheehs . we wonder how long you will keep your eyes shut and minds close. At least find out your most eminent Ulemah who after extensive studies and researches converted and wrote such
        treatise like ” And then I was guided” and “Sayyedah ka Laal ” and these are not few isolated cases,they are endless.
        You claim you are Ahle Sunnah,means you follow the sunnah of Prophet of Islam, you do everything as Prophet (saws) did , No? Tell me my dear friend ,how many marriages Rasool Allah ( saws) did , do you follow him, Is 10-11
        marriages within 10 years is a sunnah with you and do you marry a 6 year old and consume her at 9 ? Please do give me an answer and quote your own hadees if the Rasool e Akram (saws) ever said , no , you don’t follow my sunnah. If you say no , our researchers have confirmed that Aisha was 21 years old (at least 20) when married To Prophet (s) then why this Fraud of
        6 to 9 years exists in her own narration in the holiest of holy book you call saheehain and this is the rawayet in her own narration in Saheeh Bokhari.
        All the shias with one word are of the opinion that Aisha was already betrothed
        to the son of Mutim who refused to take her when her father wanted to go to Ethiopia and out of courtesy and mercy took her in his haram just to mitigate her father’s problem.She was just one out of other nine , but not thankful and you are not unaware of the event when she had a dispute with the ALLAH’S
        appointed Nabi (s) and her father hit her ,she fell down bleeding . Ultimately her Eemaan came to open when she ignored Prophetic hukm to remain inside
        the four walls of the house and came to confront the undisputed Khalifa e Waqt Hazrat Ali Alaihissalat wo Salaam. My only request, treat me as friend ,listen what I said, do your own reading and research, study all the versions and then come to the final conclusion who was on the right and who were on wrong and don’t forget the Ohad, Khaibar and Jamal.Realise we have no relation, we have no obligation,we have faith only in the last Prophet and are supposed to be guided by his Itrat,the Ahlebayt (athaar) (a s ) no one else .
        Was salam wa Rehmat Allah e wa Barkatoh .

      • @ Zaheer Husain Khan

        Please keep your comments short and relevant to the topic.

        Regarding the age of mother of believers Ayesha (ra) there are Ahadeeth in shia books which proves that he she was 9-10 years old.

        See this Sahih Shia Hadeeth:

        إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص دَخَلَ بِعَائِشَةَ وَ هِيَ بِنْتُ عَشْرِ سِنِينَ وَ لَيْسَ يُدْخَلُ بِالْجَارِيَةِ حَتَّى تَكُونَ امْرَأَةً
        “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله entered upon (had sexual intercourse with) `Aa’ishah when she was 10 years old, and that one doesn’t enter (upon) a jaariyah (girl) until she became a woman.”
        1. Al-Kulayni, Al-Kaafi, vol.7, pg. 388, hadeeth # 1
        2. Al-Toosi, Tahdheeb Al-aHkaam, vol. 6, ch. 91, pg. 251, hadeeth # 49
        3. Al-`Aamilee, Wasaa’il Al-Shee`ah, vol. 1, ch. 4, pg. 44, hadeeth # 75
        1. Al-Majlisi said this hadeeth is SaHeeH
        è Mir’aat Al-`Uqool, vol. 24, pg. 235
        2. Al-Majlisi said this hadeeth is SaHeeH Mawqoof (Authentic Halted)
        è Milaadh Al-Akhyaar, vol. 10, pg. 102

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  5. Scheherzade

    Those who do not believ in the quran(shiia) will obviosuly not follow hadiths.For quran is first.

  6. BORQEI, whoever he is , can not be a shia and absolutely no chance of being an Ayatollah , because it seems you people do not know that Ayatollah is not a title , it is not that I am a male and I write before my name Mister Zaheer Husain Khan, it is a degree of highest qualification in Deen e Haq after years of studies and researches in the reputed Hauza e Shia Asna e Ashri and is granted the title after very high achievements of the knowledge of the Deen.
    This man is either a person who has lost his balance of mind ( please mind it that this can happen only in the case of we ordinary folks , not the Allah’s chosen Nabi e barhaq, otherwise no sanctity will remain of the revelations on him and it is also true that any one who considers the Allah’s Nabi , out of sense under any circumstances is only an apostate Jahannumi)
    He must be an imposter and his speeches itself shows his lack of knowledge and his tone and vocabulary shows that he is miles apart from the Zaker e Fafael wa Masaeb e Ahlebayt (a s) May Allah’s curse be on such an imposter, a liar, a murtid who has just lost his balance of mind. May Allah (swt) heal his affliction and bring him to his senses.
    e Tatheer

  7. Kindly make a small correction in the third line from last , it is Fazael and the last word e Tatheer be deleted .


    what about sunnih’s?????? HUHH?

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