Shia Imam did not knew he had a Khariji wife

Muhammad ibn Yaqub al-Kulayni narrated:

أحمد بن محمد عن ابن فضال عن ابن بكير عن زرارة عن أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: دخل رجل على علي بن الحسين (عليهما السلام) فقال: إنامرأتك الشيبانية خارجية تشتم عليا (عليه السلام) فإن سرك أن أسمعك منها ذاك أسمعتك؟ قال: نعم قال: فإذا كان غدا حين تريد أن تخرج كما كنت تخرج فعد فاكمن في جانب الدار، قال: فلما كان من الغد كمن في جانب الدار فجاء الرجل فكلمها فتبين منها ذلك فخلى سبيلها وكانت تعجبه

Rough Translation:

Ahmad bin Muhammad »» Ibn Fazzal »» Ibn Bukayr »» Zurarah »» Imam Baqir [as] said: a person came to Ali bin Hussain (Zain ul Aabideen) [as] and said: Your [as]’s wife who belongs to the Shaybani tribe is a Khariji, (she) abuses Ali [as], if you wish should I make hear from her? Imam [as] said: Yes. He said: in the morning when you [as] decide to come-out from her (house) you should hide yourself in the corner of house. He [as] said: so the next morning he [as] went hidden in the corner of house, then that man came and talked to her (Imam’s wife), so he [as] got the verification about that, so he [as] divorced her, whereas he [as] use to like her a lot.

Source: Al Kafi: vol 5 pg 351, hadith #14

Grading: Majlisi said: Mawthaq – Mirat Al Uqul, vol 20 pg 54


This riwayah shows that the ilm ghaib theory is flawed one, marrying a nasibi is not allowed in Shiism, the Imam didn’t know that he married a nasiba, someone informed him about it that O imam, you have made a person with whom marriage is impermissible according to your religion. Imam didn’t know this !