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The Four Companions, also called the Four Pillars of the Sahaba
Sahaba
is a Shi'a
Shi'a
term that refers to the four Sahaba
Sahaba
who stayed most loyal to Imam Ali
Imam Ali
after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad:

Abū Dhar al-Ghifāri Ammār ibn Yāsir Miqdad ibn Aswād al-Kindi Salman the Persian

Those among Muhammad's companions who were closest to both Muhammad and Imam Ali
Imam Ali
were called Shias of Ali
Ali
"partisans of ‘Alī" during Muhammad's lifetime and it was for these primarily that the following hadith was said:

Glad tidings, Ali! Verily you and your Shia will be in Paradise.

These companions are later referred to as "Real Shi'a". Abdullah ibn Abbas, Muhammad
Muhammad
ibn Abi Bakr and Malik al-Ashtar
Malik al-Ashtar
were other such partisans. However, it is only The Four Companions
The Four Companions
that are believed to have attained the rank of "the Real Shi‘a" and remained so. See also[edit]

Hadith of the pond of Khumm Sulaym ibn Qays

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Companions of Ali
Ali
ibn Abi Talib

Abd Allah ibn Abbas Abdullah ibn Hashim Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali Abu al-Heysam ibn Tayyahan Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Adi ibn Hatim Ammar ibn Yasir Amr ibn al-Humq al-Khaza'i Asbagh ibn Nubatah Bilal ibn Rabah Habib ibn Madhahir Hamam ibn Shurayh Harith al-Hamdani Hashim ibn Utbah Hujr ibn 'Adi Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman Ja'far ibn Abi Talib Jabir ibn Abd Allah John bin Huwai Jundab ibn Abdullah Khuzaima ibn Thabit Kumayl ibn Ziyad Malik al-Ashtar Maytham al-Tammar Mikhnaf ibn Sulaym Miqdad ibn Aswad Muhammad
Muhammad
ibn Abu Bakr Qays ibn Sa'd Qambar Sa'sa'a bin Sohan Salman the Persian Sulaym ibn Qays Sulayman ibn Surad Umm Salama Uthman ibn Hunaif Uwais al-Qarani Zayd ibn Suhan

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