Pearl of Wisdom
Imam al-Sadiq (AS) once asked a man, 'Who do you consider a fata?' to which the man replied, 'A young man.' Imam said, 'No, afata is a believer, for verily the Companions of the Cave were middle-aged men, yet Allah called them fitya [plural of fata] because of their belief.'
Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 395, no. 595
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