The Love for the Ahl ul-Bayt (ams)

Abdullah ibn Mas’oud narrated:
One day, we were accompanying the Prophet (s) in one of his journeys when a Bedouin with an orotund voice shouted at us, “Mohammed!” “What do you want?” answered the Prophet (s). “What is it if an individual loves a people but he does not imitate them in deeds?” asked the Bedouin. “One will be attached to the one he loves,” replied the Prophet (s). 

“Mohammed,” shouted the Bedouin, “Call me to Islam.” The Prophet (s) said: “You should declare that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of All ah, offer the prayer, defray the zakat, fast during the month of Ramadan, and perform the hajj to the Holy House.”

“Mohammed,” asked the Bedouin, “Do you ask for wage for so?” “No,” replied the Prophet (s), “I do not take any wage except that you must regard the relatives.” 

“Whose relatives? Mine or yours?” asked the Bedouin. “It is my relatives,” answered the Prophet (s). The Bedouin said: “Give me your hand so that I will declare allegiance to you. No good is expected from him who loves you, but not your relatives.” Bihar ul-Anwar; 7/389 (as quoted from Sheikh al-Mufid’s al-Majalis) ) 



Reference :The Ahl Ul-Bayt Ethical Role-Models