[Once] I was with a crowd of my companions in Kashmir; a city in India. We were forty people who would sit on the seats; on the right side of the king in that country. We all had studied Torah, Bible, ZabÅ«r and á¹¢uá¸¥uf of [prophet] IbrÄhÄ«m (pbuh); so, we ruled among the people and enlightened them in their religion. We judged about HalÄl and HarÄm, and all of the people even the king [and the royal ones] referred to us.
One of ImÄm Haá¹£an AskarÄ« (pbuh)âs Deputies was Ahmad ibn Isá¸¥Äq. He took Sa’d ibn Abdullah who was of the companionâs reliable people, to The Excellency and asked him some questions. Sa’d ibn Abdullah explained, âWhen we reached His Excellencyâs hall of the audience, Ahmad asked permission for me and him to enter, and then we got there
Once after His Excellency ImÄm AskarÄ« (PBUH)âs martyrdom, I was with NasÄ«m, the Caliphâs servant. He came to Samarra and broke down the door of His Excellencyâs house. There, His Majesty Sahib Al-Amr (mgehr) came out from the house, holding a saddle ax, and stated to NasÄ«m, âWhat are you doing in my house?Â NasÄ«m trembled and said, âJa’far al Kadhab said that there is no son left from your father. Now if it is your house, then we will go back, and we left the house.
The caliph Mu’tadid asked for me and two others, and ordered us to pick two horses with us; one to ride and one as spare. Then we will go lightly and immediately to Samarra and addressed us to the house of His Majesty ImÄm á¸¤asan AskarÄ« (PBUH). He also said that there will be a black slave sitting next to the door when you reach there. There, Â break into the house and bring me the head of everyone you will find there.
he asked His Excellency to ask God on behalf of him to bless him a child. In return, His Excellency wrote, âWe prayed on behalf of you, and God will gift you two virtuous children soon.â
I felt fear and horror a lot, and I returned to my army. But, I didnât tell someone about it, so that I forgot it too. When I reached Qom, I expected to fight with them.
He had a spot on his right cheek, which was like a small black little thing on a silver screen. Also, his black amber smelling hair reached his earlobe length. With the outmost tranquility, dignity, modesty and good fortune, a light was radiating from his bright forehead, like a shining star.
He said, âThis is a shrine to which, no one enters but WalÄ«y [the Friend] of God. And no one gets out, but WalÄ«y!â After that, I wanted to enter His Excellencyâs service. I reached near his holy illuminating tent. But [the young man] ordered, âStay here, till I get permission for you.â He got out, after a little time and said, âBlessed are you! You are permitted!
The miracles which happened to his mother Narjis KhÄtÅ«n [mgbhs], at the time of The Excellencyâs birth, were too many to be counted and accounted! However, I have mentioned them in the books âBihÄr al AnwÄr, Jala’ al-‘Uyun, and some other treatises.