Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir AlahisSalam part 3: Miracles


Treatment of a Mad Man

The experts of Islamic law and the practitioners of Islamic mysticism (Sufism) both unanimously agree that from top to bottom Imam Baqir was a unique personality. It has been given in the Hadith that, the recitations/secret lessons that have been given to him is so miraculous that if a mad man drinks the water-on which these secret lessons are recited- he would be recovered and become normal. (Masa’alik-ul-Salikin, Khazinat-ul-Ashfia and Jama’amana’akib)

Blind, turned into Sighted. Abu Bashir narrates that once he asked Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir,”Are you Rasul-e-Khuda’s heir?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Was Rasule-Khuda Jami-ul-Ambia’s heir?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you Jami-ul-Ambia’s knowledge, heir?” He said, “Yes. In fact, I am like that.” Then I asked, “Can you bring a dead to life, recover the sick, blind to sighted and can you show what do the people do in their houses and what they eat?” He said, “Yes. By the grace and order of Allah, the Almighty, we can do that.” Then he said, “Come near me. (At this time, Abu Bashir was blind.)” When I went near him, he rubbed his holy hand on my face. At once, I could see the sky, the earth, and the mountains. My eyes were empowered with full vision. Then he said, “Do you wish that you remain sighted like this and your accounts of good and bad deeds are maintained by Allah, the Almighty? Or do you want to be ugly, blind and then get heaven?” I said, “I want heaven.” He again moved his holy hand on my face, and I again became blind.” (Shava’ahid-ul-Nubuwat)

His vision of the unseen

It is said by a person, “We, about fifty people, were in the presence of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir, son of Imam Zainul Abedin. All of a sudden, a fellow, who was dealing in dry date, came from Kufa. He looked at Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir and said, “A particular person in Kufa believes that with you, there is always an angel, sent by Allah, who discriminates the believers from the non-believers and your enemies from your friends. He also introduces them to you.’ On hearing this, Imam Muhammad Baqir asked him about his profession. He said, ‘I am selling wheat.’ He said, ‘You are lying.’ He said, ‘At times, I sell barley also.’ Imam Muhammad Baqir said, ‘Your confession is not true. Your profession is to sell date-seeds.’ He asked, ‘Who told you?’ Huzur said, ‘There is an angel sent by Allah who makes me aware of the friend and the enemy. And now, you listen. You will die of this particular type of disease.’ The narrator says, “When I reached Kufa, I asked about that person. People said that he had passed away before three days. When I asked about the disease of his death, people told me that he died of the very same disease which Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir, son of Imam Zainul Abedin had forecasted.” Bite (Shava’ahid-ul-Nubuvvat) 29

The good news about assets and kingdom anyone. Once during Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir’s holy presence in Masjide-Nabvi, after his holy father, Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedingt breathed his last. Dawood Ibne Sulaiman and Mansoor Dawaniqi came to the Masjid-eNabvi. Dawood sat beside Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir, and Mansoor Dawaniqi sat at the other place. Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqirt said, “Why does Dawaniqi not come before me?” Dawood said, ‘Huzur, he has an excuse.’ He said, ‘The time is not very far away when Dawaniqi will be the ruler of the people of Allah. He will be the king of the East and the West. He will have a long life, and he will gather more treasure than had acquired in the past.’ Dawood got up and conveyed this good news to Dawaniqi. Then, Dawaniqi came near Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir and requested, ‘Huzur, your dignity and the majesty prevented me from coming near you. I was afraid of your wrath and glory.’ Then, telling Huzur about the good news given by Dawood, he said, ‘What is this I hear? He said, ‘What you heard is the truth. And it will happen like that only.’ Then Mansoor Dawaniqi asked, ‘Will there be our rule before that of you?’ He said, ‘Yes. It will be before that of ours.’ Then he raised a question, ‘Will my rule be finished immediately after me or will my descendants also inherit it?’ Huzur said, ‘Yes. Your descendants also will inherit it.’ Again he asked, ‘Will our power continue for a long time or will it go to the hands of Bani Umaiyya?’ He said, ‘Your kingdom will last for a long time and your sons, as heirs, will receive it. Your sons will enjoy power as the children enjoy playing with the balls. They will also declare that this is the boon we have received from our father.’ So much so that the time came when Allah, the Almighty, blessed Mansoor Dawaniqi with the kingship. When he took the reins of kingdom in his hands, the people remembered the prophecy of Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir and, their belief about its truthfulness became stronger, because, the events took place exactly in the same form as Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir forecasted. e


Hazrat Imam Jafar Saadiq
describes, “My holy father, during aparticular year, was sitting in a general meeting. He leaned his holy head towards the earth, and after taking it up, he said, ‘O’ people! What will happen of you when a cruel person will come with an army of four thousand people and create a massacre? You will see such evilous souls to whom you will not be able to defeat. And this event will take place next year. So try your best to protect yourselves. You give heed to the forecast that I made because it shall happen.” Residents of Medina did not give any importance to these words and said that it could never happen as forecasted. Hence when the particular year came, he left Medina with his family and the community of Bani Hashim. After his departure, Nafai Ibnul Raziq entered Medina with an army of four thousand soldiers and kept on destroying Medina for three days, by killing enumerable people. The incidents took place exactly as Hazrat Imam Baqir had forecast.


Humeirah had described in Kitab-ul-Masail that Zaid bin Hazim said, “When I was with Hazrat Muhammad Baqir, his brother, Zaid bin Ali, passed from there. Hazrat said, ‘See, he will depart to Kufa and fight there, and his head will be moved along in the people.’ It exactly happened as had been forecast by Hazrat Muhammad Baqir. “”

Plotting of Murder


It has been stated that once, the then king, called Hazrat Imam Baqir through someone with the view to killing him. But when he came near the king, the king was very polite, humble and begged for forgiveness. Besides, he showed great honour towards him and presented many gifts. With great respect, he sent him back. When people asked the king that his intention behind calling him was his murder, why did he not do so and respected him so very humbly and politely? He said, “When he came near me, I saw two very ferocious lions on both of his sides. I heard as if they were telling me, if you harm even a little to him, we will kill you.’


The building will turn into debris

There is a description that once, when he was at the Darul Imarat Hisham Ibn-i-Abdul Maliq, which was gorgeous, he said, “This building will be destroyed and its debris also will be removed from here. People were surprised to hear this. And, when Hisham died, his son, Valid, brought the building to the ground and it happened exactly as had been said by the Hazrat.” (Marj-ul-Behrin)

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