The Four Companions
Glad tidings, ‘Alī! Truly you and your partisans will be in Paradise.
These companions are later referred to as "Real Shī‘ī". ‘Abdu l-Lāhi bni ‘Abbās, Muhammad ibn Abī Bakr and Malik al-Ashtar were other such partisans. However, it is only The Four Companions that are believed to have attained the rank of "the Real Shī‘ah" and remained so.