Bashaar bn Bard (d. 168AH) told his friend Hilaal bn Atiyyah (d. 134) :
"O Hilaal, will you take heed to an admonition I have exclusively for you?"
Hilaal said, yes.
He said, " for a long time, you used to steal donkeys and thereafter, you became a Shia. Kindly go back to stealing donkeys for that is better for you than being a Shia! "
- Wafyaatul A'yaan of Ibn Khalkaan (1/425).