Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 9 months ago

There is a sort of blurriness about Sulaym ibn Qays and the details of his life.

However, it isn't unreasonable for someone to have met 5 of the Imams when some of the Imams were children.

For instance, Imam 'Ali, Imam Hasan, Imam Husayn, and Imam Zayn al-'Abidin were alive around the same time (Imam Zayn al-'Abidin would have been about 2 or 3 years old when Imam 'Ali was assassinated).

This is different from being alive during the Imamate of 5 Imams, which is much less common.