Hi, can you tell me which verses that say don't follow the majority etc.. just interested
وَلَقَدْ صَدَّقَ عَلَيْهِمْ إِبْلِيسُ ظَنَّهُ فَاتَّبَعُوهُ إِلَّا فَرِيقًا مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
‘’And on them did Satan prove true his idea, and they followed him, all but a party that believed’’ [Quran 34:20]
Imam Muhammad al Baqir’s (as) answer when he was asked about the Words of the Mighty and Majestic [34:20] ‘’And on them did Satan prove true his idea, and they followed him, all but a party that believed’’
He (as) said: ‘When Allah (swt) Commanded His Prophet (saw) that he should nominate Ameerul Momineen (as) to the people, and these are His Words [5:67] O’ Messenger! Deliver what has been Revealed to you from your Lord (regarding Ali) and if you do it not, then you have not delivered His Message’’ Rasool Allah (saw) grabbed the hand of Ali (as) on the Day of Ghadeer Khumm, and said: ‘’The one whose Master I was, so Ali is his Master’’.
The Devils urged the placing of the dust upon their heads, so Iblees said to them: ‘’What is the matter with you all?’’ They said: ‘’A knot of this man has been tied today, forget about solving it now up to the Day of Judgement.’’ So Iblees said to them: ‘’Never! A number of the ones around him have promised me, and they would never oppose me regarding it’’. So Allah the Glorious Revealed this Verse [34:20] ‘’And on them did Satan prove true his idea, and they followed him, all but a party that believed’’ meaning the Shia’s of Ameerul Momineen (as).
Reference: تأويل اآليات 6 /474 :2
Another tradition states that:
When Rasool Allah (saw) passed away and the people established someone other than Ali (as), Iblees wore a crown of the king and established a pulpit and sat upon the cushion, and gathered his cavalry and his infantry. Then he (Iblees) said to them: ‘’Be delighted! Allah will not be obeyed until the Imam makes a stand’’.
And Abu Jafar (Imam Muhammad al Baqir) recited [34:20] ‘’And on them did Satan prove true his idea, and they followed him, all but a party that believed’’ Abu Jafar (as) said: ‘’The explanation of this Verse came to the fore when the Rasool Allah (saw) passed away, and the conjecture from Iblees where they said to the Rasool Allah (saw) that he speak out of desire, so Iblees conjectured about them with a conjecture and they made his conjecture to come true’’.
Reference: الكافي 542 /344 :8