al-Qaim (atfs) will not adopt the way of Imam Ali (as)


عنه، عن أبيه، عن يونس، عن بكار بن أبى بكر الحضرمي، قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله يقول: لسيرة على بن أبى طالب في أهل البصرة كانت خيرا لشيعته مما طلعت عليه الشمس، إنه علم أن للقوم دولة، فلو سباهم لسبيت شيعته، قال: قلت: فأخبرني عن القائم، أيسير بسيرته؟ - قال: لا، لان عليا سار فيهم بالمن لما علم من دولتهم، وإن القائم يسير فيهم بخلاف تلك السيرة، لانه لا دولة لهم

From him, from his father, from Yunus, from Bakaar Bin Abu Bakr Al Hazramy who said, 

"I heard Abu Abdullah Imam Sadiq (as) saying;  "The method of Ali Bin Abu Talib (as) among the people of Basra was better for His Shia's from all that upon which the sun emerges. He knew that the people would become dominant (more powerful), so if He were to make them prisoners, His Shia's would become prisoners". 

I (the narrator) said, "So, inform me about Al-Qaim (atfs). Would He be adopting His (Imam Ali's) way?"
He said, "No, because Ali (as) dealt among them with the favors as He knew that they will dominate, but Al-Qaim (atfs) would deal with them differently because they will not have any dominance."

[Source: al-Mahasin, Vol. 2, Pg. 320 / Elal al-Sharae, Vol. 1, Pg. 150]

There are multiple narrations in Elal al-Sharae giving reasons as to why Imam Ali (as) restrained from His enemies, below is one such narration:


عَنْ زُرَارَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع يَقُولُ إِنَّمَا سَارَ عَلِيٌّ (ع) بِالْكَفِّ عَنْ عَدُوِّهِ مِنْ أَجْلِ شِيعَتِنَا لِأَنَّهُ كَانَ يَعْلَمُ سَيَظْهَرُ عَلَيْهِمْ بَعْدَهُ فَأَحَبَّ أَنْ يَقْتَدِيَ بِهِ مَنْ جَاءَ بَعْدَهُ فَيَسِيرَ فِيهِمْ بِسِيرَتِهِ وَ يَقْتَدِيَ بِالْكَفِّ عَنْهُمْ بَعْدَهُ

Imam Mohammad Baqir (as) said, "Imam Ali (as) restrained (held back) from His enemies for the sake of Our Shias, because He knew that they (evil rulers) will have upper hand over them (i.e. the shias) after Him, so He liked that the one who comes after Him follows His way and deals with them in the same way He acted and follow Him in restraining from the Shias after Him.

[Source: Ilal al-Sharae, Shaikh Sadooq, Vol. 1, Pg. 147]