The Best Generation of Muslims were apostates according to the Shia
According to Imami Shia doctrine, the vast majority of the sahaba were liars and apostates.
One of the leading scholars of the shia, al-Kashshi, reported that Abu Ja’far said: “The people (including the sahaba) all became apostates after the Prophet’s death except for three.” When asked who they were, he replied, “Al-Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Dharr, and Salman as mentioned in the verse, ‘If he (Muhammad) dies or is killed, will you then turn on your heels.'” (Rijal al-Kashshi pp12-13) .
In the book “Al-Kafi fil-Usool, a collection of ahadith attributed to the Prophet SAWS and some of the Imams of the Shia, and held in the same esteem amongst shia as Sahih Bukhari is amongst the Ahl us-Sunnah, we find the following:
“Obedience to ‘Ali is true humility and disobedience to him is disbelief in Allah.” (vol.10 p.54)
“Whoever sets up another Imam besides ‘Ali and delays ‘Ali’s caliphate is a polytheist.” (vol.10 p.55) (this “hadith” refers to everyone who accepts the validity of the caliphates of Abu Bakr, ‘Umar and Uthman. The Shia claim that the caliphate was stolen from ‘Ali, and only he and his descendants have the right to rule the Muslims)
“Syrians are worse than the Romans, Madinites worse than Meccans, and Meccans openly disbelieve in Allah.” (vol.10 p.107)
In explanation of the verse: “On the day when the wrong-doer bites his hands saying, ‘O if only I had taken the right path with the Prophet! O woe is me, if only I had not taken so-and-so as a friend!” (25:27-28) One of the most highly respected scholars of Tafseer amongst the Shia, Al-Qummi, states that “so-and-so” is ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA). (astagfiruallah)
In reference to Talhah (RA) and az-Zubayr (RA), Al-Qummi claims that Abu Ja’far said that the following verse was revealed about them; “Verily the doors of Heaven will not open for those who deny Our signs and are arrogant towards them, nor will they enter paradise until a camel passes through the eye of a needle.”(7:40) He also adds that the camel in the verse refers to their camel.
Thus, according to Al-Qummi, Talhah(RA) and az-Zubayr(RA), who were both amongst the ten who received glad tidings of paradise from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalaam himself, will never enter paradise!
Imami Shia doctrine holds that most of the sahaba were the worst sort, liars and apostates all. There is even a special dua, called “Dua Sanamay Quraysh” (The two Idols of the Quraysh). In this prayer (falsely attributed to Abdullah ibn Abbas) Both Abu Bakr(RA) and ‘Umar(RA) are cursed, and called “the two idols of the Quraysh”. Shirk(disbelief) is attributed to the two caliphs, and their daughters, Ayesha and Hafsah, both wives of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalaam, are vilified.
The prayer is published with the endorsement of the following major Imami Shia scholars:
1) Ayatallah al-Udhma Muhsin al-Hakeem .
2) Ayatallah al-Udhma Abul-Qasim al-Khoi .
3) Ayatallah al-Udhma Roohullah al-Khomeini .
4) Ayatallah al-Udhma Mahmood al-Husaini .
5) Ayatallah al-Udhma Muhammad Kadhim Shri’atmadari .
6) The chief scholar ‘Ali Taqi at-Taqwa .
Imami Shia doctrine in fact holds that all who do not follow their doctrine are disbelievers and apostate from Islam, with the following hadith from Al-Kafi cited in support:
“Doubt about the Imamate of ‘Ali is like doubt about the mission of Muhammad SAWS and one who doubts both should be killed if possible, if he claims to be a Muslim. On the other hand, disbelievers are like the Jews and Christians and should not be killed for these reasons.” (al-Kafi vol.6 p.393)