They posted a Hadith:
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir once said to one of his companions: "O Jabir it is not enough that a person says; I am a Shi'ah and I love the Prophet (Pbuh&hp) and the Prophet's family and the Imams. By Allah, a Shiah is the one who is perfectly pious and obedient to Allah's commands. Anyone else is not a Shiah no matter how much they say they love Hazrat Ali and no matter what they call themselves. O Jabir Our Shi'ahs are known by these signs:
a) They are truthful, trustworthy and loyal;
B ) They always remember Allah;
c) They offer their prayers, observe fasts, and recite Qur'an;
d) They help their neighbors, take care of orphans, and say nothing but good of people;
e) They act nicely towards their parents;
f) They are worthy of peoples trust and confidence.
I honestly cannot call myself a shi'a. I can say I am a lover... But that doesn't guarantee the right for intercession.
Edited by pinkyaliya, 21 May 2012 - 12:21 AM.