Section Two : Regarding some miracles and faith healings of the Master of Age that are Mutawatir

1. A tradition is narrated by Shaykh Sadooq from Muhammad bin Uthman al-Amari in which he said:

“When the Mahdi was born a light shone from above his head to the sky. After that he placed his forehead on the ground and began to praise the Almighty in prostration. Then he raised his head saying:

شَهِدَ اللَّـهُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَأُولُو الْعِلْمِ...

“Allah bears witness that there is no god but He, and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge…”(Surah Aale Imran 3:18)1

2. It is mentioned in a traditional report that:

“When His Eminence was born, white birds descended from the sky and touched their wings to his head, face and other parts of his body. After that they flew away to the sky again.”

Then His Eminence, Imam Hasan Askari (as) said: “They were angels who had come down to seek blessings from this newborn child. And when this boy reappears, they shall be his companions.”

Shaykh Sadooq has quoted this tradition in Ikmaluddin2

3. It has come in a correct report from Muhammad bin Shazan bin Naseem that in Nishapur he repeated that:

“An amount of 480 dirhams collected with me from the money that was supposed to be paid to His Eminence, Qa’im (aj). So I did not like sending it without rounding off the amount (to 500). Therefore I added 20 dirhams of my own and sent 500 dirhams to Muhammad bin Ja’far but I did not mention that 20 dirhams were from my side. Thus Muhammad bin Ja’far received acknowledgment from the Holy Hidden Imam (as) that he sent to me in turn. It was written on the receipt: “Received 500 dirhams of which 20 were your own.”

I say: The same tradition is mentioned with slight variation in Kafi from ‘Ali bin Muhammad from Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin Shazan Nishapuri.3

4. In the same way it is mentioned in an authentic narration from Muhammad bin Haroon that he said:

“Five hundred dinars were payable upon me from the Imam’s share. One night when I was in Baghdad and the night was also stormy and dark, I was worried how I should make the payment of Imam’s money. I thought that I was having some shops that I had purchased in 530 Dinars. I should give them to the Holy Imam (as) in lieu of 500 Dinars. (so that the Imam’s share is paid). I did not mention this to anyone neither did I write to the Imam. But a person arrived from the Imam to take possession of the shops.”4

5. A tradition is related from ‘Ali bin Muhammad as-Saymoori that he said:

“I wrote a letter to Qa’im (aj) requesting him for a burial shroud. The reply came: You do not require the burial shroud at present. It will be needed when you are eighty or eighty-one years of age.” Thus he died only at the age predicted by His Eminence and a month prior to his death, the Imam had sent the burial shroud for him.”

The above report is mentioned in Ikmaluddin.5

I say: And among the clear miracles of His Eminence is the fulfillment of the requests of the people when they write it (Areeza) and throw it in a well or running water and this phenomenon is witnessed all the time and it is proven effective, which we shall discuss in more detail in the last portion of the book.

Dear readers, if you like you can read about the miracles of His Eminence in books compiled on the topic. Like Ikmaluddin of Shaykh Sadooq, Kharaij of Shaykh Saeed bin Hibtallah, Biharul Anwar of the perfect scholar, the late Muhammad Baqir Majlisi and Najmus Thaqib of Mirza Husain Noori.

Thanks be to the Almighty Allah for their contribution in this regard and may Allah reward them greatly.

If I say more on this topic I would not be able to achieve the main purpose. Therefore this much is enough for those who can understand.

  • 1. Kamaluddin; Shaykh Saduq; Vol. 2/433
  • 2. Kamaluddin; Shaykh Saduq; Vol. 2/431
  • 3. Kamaluddin; Shaykh Saduq; Vol. 2/485 & Usul al-Kafi; Muhammad bin Yaqoob Kulaini; Vol. 1/523
  • 4. Kamaluddin; Shaykh Saduq; Vol. 2/492
  • 5. Kamaluddin; Shaykh Saduq; Vol. 2/501