Who are the Batris?

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‏ عَنْ سَدِيرٍ قَالَ: دَخَلْتُ عَلَى اَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع وَ مَعِي سَلَمَةُ بْنُ كُهَيْلٍ وَ اَبُو الْمِقْدَامِ ثَابِتٌ الْحَدَّادُ وَ سَالِمُ بْنُ اَبِي حَفْصَةَ وَ كَثِيرٌ النَّوَّاءُ وَ جَمَاعَةٌ مَعَهُمْ وَ عِنْدَ اَبِي جَعْفَرٍ اَخُوهُ زَيْدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ فَقَالُوا لِاَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع نَتَوَلَّى عَلِيًّا وَ حَسَنًا وَ حُسَيْنًا وَ نَتَبَرَّأُ مِنْ اَعْدَائِهِمْ قَالَ نَعَمْ قَالُوا نَتَوَلَّى اَبَا بَكْرٍ وَ عُمَرَ وَ نَتَبَرَّأُ مِنْ اَعْدَائِهِمْ قَالَ فَالْتَفَتَ اِلَيْهِمْ زَيْدُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَ قَالَ لَهُمْ اَ تَتَبَرَّءُونَ مِنْ فَاطِمَةَ بَتَرْتُمْ اَمْرَنَا بَتَرَكُمُ اللهُ فَيَوْمَئِذٍ سُمُّوا الْبُتْرِيَّةَ.

Sadeer reports, “I went to Abu Jafar, Imam al-Baqer (a.s) and with me were Salamah Ibn Kohail, Abu al-Miqdaam Thaabit al-Haddaad, Saalem Ibn Abi Hafsah, Katheer al-Nawwaa and a group of them and with Abu Jafar (peace be upon him) was his brother Zaid ibne Ali. They said to Abu Jafar (peace be upon him), “We love Ali, Hasan and Husain and we express our enmity with their enemies.” Imam (peace be upon him) said, “Yes.”

They said: “We also love so  and so and hate their enemies.”

At this, Zaid ibne Ali turned to them and said: “Are you expressing hatred towards Fatema (peace be upon him)? You have cut off our affair (Imamate)! May Allah cut you!” From that day, they were called as ‘al-Butriyyah’.

References:

1. Rejaal al-Kashi,p. 236

2. Man La Yahzoruhual-Faqeeh, vol. 4, p. 544

3. Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 37, p. 31

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