Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “O God show me my brothers! The companions said: “Are not we your brothers?!” He said: “No! you are my followers. My brothers are the ones who will 

".believe me in the Apocalypse while they have not see me

.God has identified them to me with their names and their fathers’ names before their birth

"Remaining religious for them is like holding a piece of hot Tamarisk in one’s hand

[.Tamarisk tree is very strong and its fire is very much hot and its coal is really durable]

Bihar al-Anwar, volume 52, page 124