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 10 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.