He lies who claims to love the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) but does not express hatred towards their enemies

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وَ قِيلَ لِلصَّادِقِ ع اِنَّ فُلَانًا يُوَالِيكُمْ اِلَّا اَنَّهُ‏ يَضْعُفُ‏ عَنِ‏ الْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ‏ عَدُوِّكُمْ‏ قَالَ هَيْهَاتَ كَذَبَ مَنِ ادَّعَى مَحَبَّتَنَا وَ لَمْ يَتَبَرَّأْ مِنْ عَدُوِّنَا

It was said to Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him), “So and so person expresses his love for you (Ahle Bait a.s.) but weakens in expressing his enmity against your enemy.” Imam (peace be upon him) retorted,

“Alas! He has lied who claims our love but did not express his hatred against our enemy.”


1.    Al-Saraaer al-Haavi, vol. 3, p. 640

2.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 58, H. 18

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