Fairy Tale – Feautures of Imam

Salam alaikum,

Long time ago, when I was a child and like to read fairy tales, even in that time, I wouldn’t believe in this idiocy!

Narrated by shaykh of shias, al-Muhadith as-Saduq in his “al-Khisal” (2/567-568):



1 Abul Abbas Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Taleqani – may God be pleased with him – narrated that Muhammad ibn Sa’id al-Kufy quoted Ali ibn al-Hassan Ibn Faz’zal, on the authority of his father, on the authority of Abil Hassan Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (alaihi salam), “There are certain signs designating the Imam. He is the most knowledgeable, the wisest, the most pious, the most patient, the bravest, the most generous, and the person who worships the most among the people. He was born circumcised. He is pure and clean. He sees the back as well he sees the front. He has no shadow. When he fell out of his mother’s uterus onto the ground, he fell onto the palms of his hands and loudly declared the two testimonial declarations . He has no nocturnal pollution. His eyes go to sleep, but his heart will not go to sleep. He is inspired . The armor of God’s Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) fits him. His urine and faeces cannot be seen since the Almighty God has appointed the Earth to swallow whatever he excretes even though it smells like musk. He has power over the people, although he is kinder to them than their own parents are. He is the humblest of all people before the Almighty God. He acts upon what he advises the people to do more than anyone else. He abstains from what he admonishes the people against. His prayers are accepted such that if he wishes a rock to be divided into two parts, it will. He has the weapon of the Prophet of God (sallalahu alaihi wa ali). He has his sword – the Zul-Faqar . He has a list of the names of his shias up until the Resurrection Day. He has a list of the names of his enemies up until the Resurrection Day. He possesses Al-Jame’a – that is a nearly thirty-five meter long text which encompasses all of the needs of the human beings. He also possesses the Jafr-i-Akbar and Jafr-i-Asqar that are a goat-skin and a ram-skin which include all knowledge – even the punishment for a scratch or one, a half or a third of a crack of a whip. He also possesses the Blessed Fatimah’s (alaihi salam) Mushaf.

2 And in another tradition we read, “The Imam is certified by the Holy Spirit. There is a column of light between him and God with which he sees the deeds of the people. He is informed about what he needs by it. As-Sadiq (alaihi salam) said, “This column of light is sometimes opened up to us and we get to know and it sometimes gets closed and we no longer know. The Imam is born. And he bore. He gets ill and he gets cured. He eats and drinks. He urinates and defecates. He gets sad. He laughs and cries. He lives and then dies. He is buried and the people go to visit his shrine. These conditions for him are general. There are two specific and important signs for him: his knowledge and the fulfillment of his prayers. He has heard the news that he gives about the events in the future from his grandfathers and they do so from the Prophet of God (sallalahu alaihi wa ali). The Prophet of God (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) has heard them from Gabriel. Gabriel has heard them from the Almighty God. All the eleven Imams after the Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) were martyred. Some were martyred by the sword – that is the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (alaihi salam) and Al-Hussein (alaihi salam). The rest of them were poisoned by the disobedient rulers of their time.


1) He sees the back as well he sees the front? Then  why Imam Ali (r.a) didn’t see ibn Muljam attacking him?

2) His prayers are accepted? Then why Imam Ali didn’t supplicate against shaykhan, if they as shias claim took his right to caliphate? Why Husayn didn’t supplicate against Yazeed? If they did, why their dua wasn’t accepted?

3) He had a list with names of all of his shias? LIST?! HOW MANY GIGABYTES OF INFORMATION NEEDED TO SAVE ALL THEIR NAMES?

4) Imam born, and he bore? ( والامام يولد ويلد)? HOW IS THAT?