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At present, the word refers to the Muslims who believe that the leadership of the community after Muhammad belongs to Ali and his successors.Nawbakhti states that the term Shia refers to a group of Muslims that at the time of Muhammad and after him regarded Ali as the Imam and Caliph.
The Shias regard Husayn as a martyr (shahid), and count him as an Imam from the Ahl al-Bayt.
Did you not claim before the Ansar that you were more worthy than they of the caliphate because Muhammad came from among you (but Muhammad was never from Abu Bakr family) – and thus they gave you leadership and surrendered command?
I now contend against you with the same argument…It is we who are more worthy of the Messenger of God, living or dead.
If you do not desire to give your bay'ah, I am not going to force you for the same.
Ali's wife, and daughter of Muhammad, Fatimah, refused to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr and remained angry with him until she died due to the issues of Fadak and her inheritance from her father and the situation of Umar at Fatimah's house.