The Imams (peace be on them) have the knowledge of all the Prophets and Messengers (peace be on them) and even more


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عَنِ الثُّمَالِيِّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ عَلَیْہِمَا السَّلَامُ قَالَ قُلْتُ لَهٗ اَسْاَلُكَ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ عَنْ ثَلَاثِ خِصَالٍ اَنْفِي عَنِّي فِيهِ التَّقِيَّةَ قَالَ فَقَالَ ذٰلِكَ لَكَ قُلْتُ اَسْاَلُكَ عَنْ فُلَانٍ وَ فُلَانٍ قَالَ فَعَلَيْهِمَا لَعْنَةُ اللهِ بِلَعَنَاتِهِ كُلِّهَا مَاتَا وَ اللهِ وَ هُمَا كَافِرَانِ مُشْرِكَانِ بِاللهِ الْعَظِيمِ ثُمَّ قُلْتُ الْاَئِمَّةُ يُحْيُونَ الْمَوْتَى وَ يُبْرِءُونَ الْاَكْمَهَ وَ الْاَبْرَصَ وَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْمَاءِ قَالَ مَا اَعْطَى اللهُ نَبِيًّا شَيْئًا قَطُّ اِلَّا وَ قَدْ اَعْطَاهُ مُحَمَّدًا ص وَ اَعْطَاهُ مَا لَمْ يَكُنْ عِنْدَهُمْ قُلْتُ وَ كُلُّ مَا كَانَ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ فَقَدْ اَعْطَاهُ اَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ؑ قَالَ نَعَمْ ثُمَّ الْحَسَنَ وَ الْحُسَيْنَ ثُمَّ مِنْ بَعْدُ كُلَّ اِمَامٍ اِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَعَ الزِّيَادَةِ الَّتِي تَحْدُثُ فِي كُلِّ سَنَةٍ وَ فِي كُلِّ شَهْرٍ اِي وَ اللهِ فِي كُلِّ سَاعَةٍ

Abu Hamzah al-Thumaali (r.a.) says, “I said to Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain (peace be on him), ‘May I be held your ransom! I want to ask you about three characteristics. But please excuse me from dissimulation (taqiyyah) in responding to these queries’.

He (peace be on him) replied, ‘Okay, as you please.’

I said, ‘I ask you about so and so.’

He (peace be on him) answered,

‘May the curse of Allah be on both of them with His curses, all of them! Both of them died, by Allah, while they were disbelievers and associating partners with Allah the Great.’

I asked, ‘Do the Imams (peace be on them) raise the dead, cure the blind and the lepers and walk on water?’

He (peace be on him) responded,

‘Allah has not granted any Prophet anything (from the miracles) but that He has given it to (Prophet) Muhammad (peace be on him and his progeny) and He has given him (peace be on him and his progeny) what He has not given to them (i.e. the Prophets – peace be on them).’

I inquired, ‘Whatever He has given to the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him and his progeny), has He given to Ameer al-Momineen (peace be on him)?’

He (peace be on him) answered,

‘Yes. He has also given to al-Hasan (peace be on him) and al-Husain (peace be on him) followed by every Imam (peace be on him) after al-Husain (peace be on him) till the Day of Judgment, in addition to the incidents that occur every year and every in every month; nay, by Allah, in every moment.”

References:

1.    Basaaer al-Darajaat, p. 269, Chapter 2, H. 2

2.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 29, H. 1


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