About the few companions whom Shia consider respectable

علي بن الحكم، عن سيف بن عميرة، عن أبي بكر الحضرمي، قال: أبو جعفر عليه السلام ارتد الناس: الا ثلاثة نفر سلمان وأبو ذر والمقداد قال: قلت فعمار ؟ قال: قد كان جاض جيضة ثم رجع، ثم قال: ان اردت الذي لم يشك ولم يدخله شئ فالمقداد، فأما سلمان فانه عرض في قلبه عارض ان عند امير المؤمنين عليه السلام اسم الله الاعظم لو تكلم به لاخذتهم الارض وهو هكذا، فلبب ووجئت عنقه حتى تركت كالسلقة، فمر به أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام فقال له يا أبا عبد الله هذا من ذاك بايع، فبايع، وأما أبو ذر فأمره أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام بالسكوت ولم يكن ياخذه في الله لومة لا ئم فأبي الا أن يتكلم فمر به عثمان فأمر به، ثم أناب الناس بعد فكان أول من أناب أبو سنان الانصاري وأبو عمرة وشتيرة وكانوا سبعة، فلم يكن يعرف حق أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام الا هولاء السبعة

Abu bakr hizrmi narrates from Abu Jafar that all except three apostated (after the death of the Prophet peace be upon him). They are Salman, Abu Dharr, and Miqdad. I said “and Ammar?”  He said “he also, but later he came back” Then he said “If you want to see the one who never doubted at all, than he is Miqdad. Salman thought that Amir ul Momineen has Ism-e-Azam , if he recites it, earth will engulf these people (than why is he not reciting it? He meant the people who were making Abu Bakr the caliph). He was thinking so that his throat was held, and became such as if its skin had been torn away. Amir ul Momineen went towards him and said “O Abu Abdullah, this is the punishment for thinking like that. Pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr” So he pledged allegiance to him. And about Abu Dharr, Amir ul momineen told him to keep silent, but he never cared for anyone in such matters. So Uthman ordered that he be beaten up. Then some people repented, the first of whom was Abu Sasan Ansari, Abu Asra and Shatira. So no one realized the haq of Amir ul Momineen except these seven.

Rijal Kashi p. 11, Bihar al Anwar 22/440

وعن أبي بصير قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله رضي الله عنه يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يا سلمان ، لو عرض علمك على مقداد لكفر ، يا مقداد لو عرض علمك على سلمان لكفر

Abu Basir narrates that I heard Imam Jafar Sadiq saying “The Prophet (s) said “O Salman, if what you know is presented to Miqdad ,than he will become unbeliever, and O Miqdad, “If what you know is presented to Salman, than he will become unbeliever”
Rijal Kashi p. 11

عن عمران بن موسى ، عن هارون بن مسلم ، عن مسعدة بن صدقة ، عن أبي عبدالله عليه السلام قال : ذكرت التقية يوما عند علي بن الحسين عليهما السلام فقال : والله لو علم أبو ذر ما في قلب سلمان لقتله

Imam Jafar Sadiq said that Taqiya was mentioned in front of Ali bin Hussain, he said “By God, if Abu Dharr knew what is present in the heart of Salman, he would have killed him”
Usul Kafi 1/401

A similar saying has been narrated from Ali also, in Rijal Kashi.
Do you consider Taqiya a joke or what?

Now what Imam Ali said about Abdullah ibn Abbas, as mentioned in Rijal Kashi

اللهم العن ابني فلان واعم أبصارهما ، كما عميت قلوبهما.. واجعل عمى أبصارهم دليلاً على عمى قلوبهما

Ali said “O Allah , curse his sons (i.e Abdullah ibn Abbas and Ubaidullah ibn Abbas), and blind their eyes , as their hearts are blind.”
Rijal Kashi, p. 53


In the same page, the imam says that the following verse has also been revealed regarding them.

[017:072]  But those who were blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray from the Path.


وعن أبي بصير قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله رضي الله عنه يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يا سلمان ، لو عرض علمك على مقداد لكفر ، يا مقداد لو عرض علمك على سلمان لكفر

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