Pearl of Wisdom
Imam asked Nawf al-Bakali, 'Do you know who my shi?a are, Nawf?' to which he replied, 'By Allah, no.' Imam replied, my shi'a have parched lips and empty stomachs. They are those whose faces disclose asceticism, for they are ascetics by night, lions by day.?
Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 28, no. 95
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