The Perfect Recognition of the Five Infallibles (a.s.)

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Shaikh Tusi (r.a.) records in Misbaah al-Anwaar that Mufazzal Ibn Umar informed – One day I entered in the presence of Imam Sadiq (a.s.) when he (a.s.) asked me:

O Mufazzal! Do you recognize Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain (peace be upon them) with the essence of their recognition?

I asked – O my Master, what is the essence of their recognition?

Imam (a.s.) – O Mufazzal, you know they are soaring above all creation by the Green Garden.

Then one who recognizes them with the essence of their recognition will be with us in the highest levels of Paradise.

I replied: O my chief, introduce them (a.s.) in that manner (so I may recognize their essence).

Imam (a.s.) informed – O Mufazzal! Know that that they are informed about whatever Allah, the Almighty, has created, has fashioned and has initiated.

And they are the words of piety and the treasurers of the heavens and the earths, the mountains and the sands and the oceans.

And they can inform you about the skies, its stars, (celestial) kingdoms, the weights of mountains and the water of the oceans and streams and fountains.

And there falls not a leaf but they know it, ‘nor a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor anything green nor dry but (it is all) in a clear book’ and it is all in their knowledge and they already know it.

I said – O my chief, certainly you already know it. And I testify in it and I believe in it.

Imam (a.s.) declared – Yes O Mufazzal! Yes O Noble One! Yes O Pure One! Yes O Beloved! You are purified and the Paradise is purified for you and for everyone who believes in it (our recognition).

  • Misbaah al-Anwaar p 237
  • Taaveel al-Aayaat al-Zaaherah v 2 p 488
  • Tafseer al-Burhaan v 4 p 569 under Surah Yaseen (36): 63
  • Tafseer Kanz al-Daqaiq v 11 62-63 under Surah Yaseen (36): 63
  • Madinah al-Maajiz v 2 p 129-130
  • Behaar al-Anwaar v 26 p 116


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