The Shiahs follow the view of the Ahle Bait (peace be upon them) in all issues

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عَنْ مُفَضَّلِ بْنِ قَيْسِ بْنِ رُمَّانَةَ قَالَ وَ كَانَ خَيِّرًا قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِاَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ ع اِنَّ اَصْحَابَنَا يَخْتَلِفُونَ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ فَاَقُولُ‏ قَوْلِي‏ فِيهَا قَوْلُ‏ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ- فَقَالَ بِهَذَا نَزَلَ جَبْرَئِيلُ.

The narrator (Mufazzal Ibn Qais) says, “I said to Imam Abu Abdillah (peace be upon him) that our friends (Shiahs) differ on an issue so I say to them that my view in it is the view of Ja’far Ibn Muhammad (peace be upon him).” He (peace be upon him) retorted,

“Jibraeel descended with this only.”


1.    Rejaal al-Kashi, vol.2, p. 466, H. 323

2.    Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 27, p. 161, H. 33489

3.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 2, p. 241, H. 34

4.    Fragrance of Mastership H. 14

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