Who are the best residents of heaven?

SHAFAQNA – A man told his wife: Ask Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA), the daughter of the Prophet (PBUH): Am I considered being one of your Shias or not? Lady Fatimah (SA) replied: Tell him, if he acts upon what we command, and avoid what we prohibit, then you are our (the Ahlul Bait (AS)) Shia; otherwise no. That woman returned to her husband and explained what happened. That man said: Who is the one that has not committed a sin or mistake? So, surely I will remain in hell, because whoever is not a Shia of Ahlul Bait (AS) belongs to hell. His wife returned to lady Fatimah (SA) and explained what her husband had said.

Lady Fatimah (SA) said: Tell him it is not like what you think; our Shias are the best residents of heaven and whoever loves us (the Ahlul Bait (AS)), and loves our friends, and does not like our enemies, and follows us with his/her heart and tongue. And if any one does not follow our commands is not considered to be our Shia, although he/she may go to heaven, of course after his/her sins are wiped off; or by being inflicted with calamities in the world or in the hereafter or by spending some time in the higher levels of hell being punished until for the sake of the love of Ahlul Bait (AS), we save him/her and take him/her to heaven [1].

[1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 65, Page 154, Hadith 11.

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