Sulaym b. Qays al-Hilali

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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. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

The attack on the house of Fatima Zahra (AS) has been admitted by leading Sunni leaders including Abu Bakr himself who openly said when he was about to die that I wish that I did not attack the house of Fatima even if it was a center  of war against me. This is narrated by eminent Sunni scholars like:

1. Al-Tabarani in al-Mo'jam al-Kabeer , 

2. al-Dhahabi  in Meesan al-E'tidaal,

3. Ibn Qutaiba and quoted by Ibn A'bd Rabbih in his book al-E'qd al-Fareed.

4. al-Mas'oodi in amorous al-Dhahab.

5. Ibn Asaakir in Tareekh Dimishq.

6. al-Haithami in Majma' al-Zawaa'id.

7. al-Soyouti in Musnad Fatimah 

8. al-Muttaqi al-Hindi in Kanz al-Ummaal.

Beside this, we have hundreds of Sunni books who narrated about the attack and fire to burn the house or door of Fatimah e.g.

1. Tareekh al-Tabari , V.2, P. 443.

2. Mussannaf Abi Shaibah, V. 8, P. 572.

3. al-E'qd al-Fareed , V.2, P. 73.

4. Ibn Abd al-Barr in al-Estee'aab, V. 1, P. 298.

5. al-Waafi bil Wafayaat by al-Safari, V.2, P.227.

6. Kanzul Ummah , V.5, P.651.

7. Abul-Fidaa' in al-Mukhtasar Fi aakhbaar al- Bashar, V.1, P.107.

8. Ibn Taymiyyah (the staunch enemy of Ahlul Bayt) in his book Minhajul Sunnah, V.8, P. 291.

9.Ibn Hajar al-A'sqalani in Lisaan al-Mizan, V.1, P.111.

10. al-Dhahbi in Milan al-E'tidaal, V.1, P. 139 and in Siyar A'laam al-Nubalaa', V. 15, P. 578.

11. Al-Tabarani in al-Mo'jam al-Kabeer , V.1, P. 17.

12, Al-Haithami on Mo'jam al-Zawaa'id, V.2, P. 353.

and many other Sunni sources.

Wassalam.