al-Khomayni in his famous book “Hukumatul islamiyah” wrote:
It is one of the essential beliefs of our Shī‘i school that no one can attain the spiritual status of the Imāms, not even the cherubim or the prophets.
And let us quote responce from shia site aqaaed.com:
الذي عليه أكثر علمائنا المتأخرين ان الأئمة الاثني عشر أفضل من جميع الأنبياء حتى أولي العزم
“Majority of our latest scholars are upon (the faith) that 12 imams are superior to all prophets, even ulul-azm”
And these ignorant listed there few so called proofs for this quluw, and the very first one they cited narration from Mufaddal ibn Umar.
Allahu Akbar! Juhal! That was the very same Mufaddal, that we once talked about.
And these ignorants cited as a proof hadith, which they attributed to our book.
1) “Scholars of this nation like prophets of banu Israel”.
Ibn Muflih in “Adabu sharia” (2/37) said: “There is no base for it, and it’s not authentic”.
Albani in “Silsila ad daifa” said there is no base for it.
2) “Scholars of this nation are equal to prophets of banu Israel”.
I couldn’t locate such hadith in our sources.
I’d like to remind you words of Qadi Iyad al-Maliki about people who believe that imams are superior to prophets.